Monday, October 18, 2010

A Day In The City

After we dropped David's mom off at the airport on Saturday, we decided to do a bit of sight-seeing in Pittsburgh. It turned out to be a pretty day. If the wind wasn't blowing you didn't even need a jacket.

The first thing we did was use the Duquesne Incline. It is an old cable car that goes up a mountain. The view of Pittsburgh was spectacular from there. Pittsburgh is called the city of bridges, and you can see many, many of those bridges from the top of that hill.
Here's one of the cable cars we rode.

During the spring and summer seasons, there's a fountain out at the end of that point.

There's the stadium where the Steelers play.
This is the view from the bottom of the incline.

Going back up!

Undoubtedly the highlight of our day was seeing the Steeler's stadium. It is beautiful! The grounds, the flowers, the whole thing.

The Panthers also play at this stadium.
Some guy that must've coached players! LOL

The view of Heinz Field from the top of the Duquesne Incline.

50-yard line


End Zone

As you can see, I threw caution to the wind and donned the gold and black!

Great Hall

After the stadium we walked along the riverfront.
There was a nice little monument to policemen near the river.

This might be the ugliest statue I've ever seen! Can you guess who it is? Look closely. . .
Do you recognize the sweater and shoes?
It's a tribute to Mr. Rogers!

Me and Pittsburgh - commonly called Pitts around here.

Hubba! Hubba! ;-)

The boys will take any chance to climb on something, even if it is just a bicycle stand!

Here's a view of the incline we had taken earlier in the day. It's kind of neat that we started out day on the top of that mountain.

Trevor's getting old enough to take some pretty good photographs.

I think that's Fort Pitt Bridge in the background.

There's a submarine outside the Carnegie Science Center.

Nana Time

David's mom came for a quick visit this past week. We crammed in as much time with Nana as we could. She and the kids made two different kinds of play dough, played with shaving cream, did many word searches, walks, football games and more. Of course she made us some real Italian pizza on her last night here. Here are a few pictures from her visit.

We took David's mom for a drive up the mountain. The leaves were just beautiful.
Playing with shaving cream!

They decided to pull up chairs near the wood stove. It was nice and cozy in the kitchen that morning.

Nana insisted on putting a quarter in this ride for Brooke. That poor little Brookie was nearly scared out of her wits! Nana quickly grabbed her, and Brooke held on for dear life!

So precious!
The highlight for David might have been convincing his mom to go for a ride. It was just around the parking lot! But hey! She did go for a ride with him.