Tuesday, August 30, 2016

{Travel} Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:Day 1

I can't really call this another staycation, though we did stay in-state for this trip.  We've started the college search for Miss High School and Pittsburgh was the first place we visited. 
After booking our college tours and info sessions, we also made some plans to make this a mini vacation and to visit some family who live there.
 We started out bright and early on day one because we had a tour booked that afternoon.  It's about a 5-ish hour drive from home.   We checked in at our hotel when we arrived (Residence Inn Pittsburgh/University Medical Center) and then grabbed a quick lunch on the way to our first tour.
 {Cathedral of Learning}
 Tour #1
Lots of walking!!
That night we had plans to meet up with our family in Mount Washington for dinner.  We took an Uber (my first) to the Duquense Incline.   We were staying in the Oakland neighborhood.
The incline is one way to scale Mount Washington and it's quite the scenic trip. It only takes a few minutes and you are at the top.

Where you get some of the most amazing views of Pittsburgh.
 There's an observation deck for taking all of your scenic view photos.
Miss High School caught me in my natural habitat.
We walked from the top of the incline to meet up with our family at a local restaurant and then they took us back to their neighborhood in Mount Washington.
 Such a pretty oasis in the midst of city life!
 Of course we had to get back down but not before snapping some evening photos.
 I got this one on our trip back down in the incline.
This is what the incline looks like from the parking lot (where we hopped in another Uber) and headed back to the hotel!
To be continued...
Day 2
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10 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Sounds like a fun trip!! I haven't been to Pittsburgh in years.

Carla from The River said...

Love the city at night photos.

How did you like Uber? You will have to do a Uber tip post. :-)

I also like the the photo of you in your natural habitat.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Sound like a fun trip Heather. Have a great time :)

Dawn Gross said...

I always wanted to do the incline - never fit into our plans. Need to make it happen ! Gorgeous shots of 3 rivers!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Beautiful pictures Heather! Looks like such a fun trip!

Summer said...

Looks like a great trip! Nice photos ♥

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Anna of the Mutton Years said...

It looks a pretty city. Not sure what an uber is. I'm off to Google now.

Creations By Cindy said...

Wow! The pictures are beautiful and the city looks beautiful. I can just see you now...snapping away. Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

Lots of steps to walk, Heather! But it was well worth it for the view. So glad you were able to fit a little fun into your trip.

Jessica Pelasky said...

I've never been, but looks like a great town! :)

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