I thought I'd share a little Pittsburghese! Translation: How come you guys didn't watch the Steelers on Sunday? DH and I went on Sunday to the "burgh" to see Bird's first concert of the year. Here he is a senior and we haven't been to any of his band concerts! Problem is that they are always Sunday night at 8 p.m. Since work basically sucks this year, I have no problem taking off Monday so we decided we needed to go. Our first stop was Bird's "new" house which is located on the South Side Slopes.
That is DH sitting on the patio. The patio is off of the second floor. The slopes are literally on the side of a mountain so a flat yard isn't something you expect to find.
Check out Bird's welcome mat:
We then went to my favorite restaurant in Oakland called Mad Mex. I love this place. They have a huge menu and anything can be made vegetarian or vegan. The servers wear shirts that say "Practice safe Mex." I think that's cute!
After checking into our hotel, we made our way to the Carnegie Music Hall. It was too dark to get any outside photos at that point. The building is a historic structure and it is gorgeous!
I had forgotten how good college bands sounded!
That's Bird and Maddy!
Monday morning we decided to ride the Duquesne incline. For the uninitiated--inclines are cable cars that go straight up the side of the mountain. There are 2 or 3 working ones remaining. They were built in the 1800's. The Duquesne incline still uses the historic cars.
I love the inside of the old station house!
Mount Washington is the neighborhood on the top of the mountain. There are some beautiful homes up there. The view of the city is spectacular!
Pittsburgh is definitely a city of bridges!
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk around Mt. Washington! After a stop at the South Side Starbucks, DH and I made our way back home--just in time for me to get my exercise session in at Curves! Today it was back to reality where I began my day with my first session of 4th grade chorus. I had 63 kids seated in my room! I wasn't sure they would all fit--but they did and they were rather well behaved!
I need to get back to Juliet. I will be posting photos soon. Right now there's nothing much to see!
Bushism of the day:
"Russia is no longer our enemy and therefore we shouldn't be locked into a Cold War mentality that says we keep the peace by blowing each other up. In my attitude, that's old, that's tired, that's stale." —George W. Bush, Des Moines, Iowa, June 8, 2001
Samantha has her way of getting DH's attention. This usually involves standing up on the foot stool and patting his back while crying.
Obviously this behavior gets the desired results!