The ‘Burgh! Part Two: Back to the Pitt

Last night I went to Target and ran into my friends Sarah and Michelle. Apparently Target is where all the cool ladies hang out on Fridays, we know what’s up. Sarah shared with me that she was sad I didn’t take any selfies during my trip. I’m sad too Sarah, I’m sad too. Sarah won’t like this post, there are no pictures of people. Just pictures of buildings. The architecture of downtown Pittsburgh is pretty amazing. Right next to a steel skyscraper you’ll find a gothic church with a hot dog restaurant in it.  The ‘Burgh was full of surprises and I can’t wait to go back and explore when there’s more time.

Friday night mister and I got lost with one of our friends in downtown. It took us over an hour to walk about 5 blocks because we couldn’t find our hotel. We may have walked past it a few times and we may or may not have been slightly intoxicated. On Saturday the groomsmen decided to get ready in our hotel room which meant I needed to vacate the premises for a few minutes. I retraced our drunken* walk from the night before and took pictures of everything. Here are some of my favorites.                                                                                                                *allegedly

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This was our hotel. The Omni William Penn. Gorgeous. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^There were 13 weddings at the hotel on Saturday including this traditional Indian one. I just happened to catch the grooms procession. So much joy and celebration. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Best pedicure of the weekend goes to this horse. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Across from the hotel was a park with this fountain. A peaceful spot in the middle of all the hub-bub.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Love the color and textures in this flower patch.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^The old Allegheny County Prison was just blocks from our hotel. We actually walked around the entire thing on our adventure.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Fancy wording in Pittsburgh.^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This gate was barely open so I snuck in. Little did I know that it was still the old prison…which was closed. Had to sweet talk a police officer to let me take some pictures. ^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Sometimes playing the dumb tourist pays off. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^A good hair flip works too. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^The Pirates (Pittsburgh’s Baseball team) are actually pretty good this season. The  excitement was infectious. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Did you know?^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This is just a regular old door, no big deal.^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This building reminded us of The Gargoyles movie. Remember that 80’s classic? ^

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Have a great Saturday!

GOOOOO DUCKS!!!

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The ‘Burgh: Part One!

Have you seen the movie “Contagion” with Matt Damon and Gwenyth Paltrow? Where she cheats on her husband, gets on a plane then unleashes a massive worldwide pandemic that wipes out 2/3 of the population? Okay, so maybe it doesn’t happen like that exactly…but all those things do happen. It’s good, you should watch it, but go stock up on antibacterial gel and hand soap first. Trust me.

Why do I bring up that movie? Well because that happened to me! No, I didn’t cheat on my husband and unleash a worldwide pandemic. And no, mister and I did not get married (calm yourselves!). But I did get on a plane and I did get sick when I got home. CONTAGION!!

Last weekend mister and I took a little trip to Pittsburgh, PA to see one of our dearest friends get married. Mister was also in the wedding which was fun for me because that meant that I got to go to all the fun parties AND I got to see him all dressed up in a tux. Winner, winner chicken dinner!

This was our third and last wedding of the summer and as much fun as we had at all of them this one probably takes the cake (sorry, Sarah!). First of all the rehearsal dinner was at The National Aviary which is a bird zoo. A really awesome Bird Zoo! They even brought out a penguin to meet the couple during dinner. It was beyond awesome.

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^Toucans know how to pose.^

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^This is a Stellar’s Sea Eagle^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^I’m pretty sure he could eat Gypsy^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Flamingos! I didn’t go through all the exhibits until after dark. I spent to much time with the…PENGUINS!!!^

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^No, those were the appetizers. Cute, right? ^

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^This was Simon and he was a total flirt!^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^I. LOVE. PENGUINS. But really, who doesn’t? ^

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^Just adorable^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^They even brought one out for the couple to meet.^

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^The couple- Joe and Mary. There is so much love between the two of them it’s inspiring.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^They also brought out this guy, a one-eyed Bard Owl. I call him Winky. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Obligatory family photo. That’s mister, me, his dad, mom and twin brother. Good looking family right!^

Even though we were only there for the weekend I feel like we saw a lot of stuff. Or at least my camera says we did. Tomorrow I’ll share some pics of the city that I took while walking around. Sidenote: I have 394 pictures of various buildings and 0 pictures of mister and I on this trip. I guess after this long you forget? I mean how does that even happen? I hope someone has one somewhere…and if so will you send it to me?