As a child I dreamed of being an architect, often building entire cities out of Legos. I also drew more floor plans of “dream” houses than I could ever live in, in one lifetime.
One day I shared with my mom a house that I had created with a glass floor over a creek. My mom took one look at the drawing and pulled out the encyclopedia (if anyone can remember what those are) and showed me a photo of Fallingwater, a house built over a creek.
Fallingwater is probably one of the most famous houses Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed. Although architectural fame was not in my future I still admire architecture anytime I travel. I also occasionally pull out the Legos as well. One because I need to justify why I still have them and two because I still love building houses.
Pittsburgh is a fun city to visit, and very livable according to a few of my friends who are current residents there! What I like best about Pittsburgh is that it has a town like feel even though it is a city of 306,000+ people. I have visited Pittsburgh a couple of times as a friend of mine lives there and I always have an enjoyable time. Below I have created a list of can’t miss spots!
Some people collect coins, others baseball cards, but I collect Frank Lloyd Wright House Tours. Sure it’s a little weird. It’s not like I can take the house with me once I finish the tour but when ever I travel if there is a Frank Lloyd Wright structure in the area I try to find a tour.
As of 2013 I have been to and/or on tours of 10 structures. Not all structures allow tours much to my dismay. 10 is a mere blip on the radar but I hope to make it to Chicago on day (hopefully soon), which is an area heavily saturated with FLW structures.
As usual I had befriended someone at work and they had decided to move on and I was being left behind. I am not trying to throw myself a pity party, but I am just bringing up the point why I now say “I don’t bother learning their names, they’ll be gone soon” when referring to a new coworker.
Trip Rewinds are stories from my earlier travels prior to the Paws For Beer blog’s creation. The stories may be oldies, but hopefully you find them to be goodies 🙂
Over the next few postings I will tell you about my trip to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2008. Below is the itinerary we used for my visit to Pittsburgh.
9:53am: Arrive PIT Airport
1pm-3pm Andy Warhol museum 10am -5pm
3pm – 5pm Northside of Pittsburgh
5pm – 7pm Dinner
7pm to 10pm PNC park Pittsburgh Pirates VS Milwaukee Brewers
7:30 am Leave Pittsburgh 2 hours travel time (79 miles)
10am – 11am Laurel Caverns
11:00am – 12:00pm Lunch 30 minutes travel time (14 miles)
12:00pm -1:00 pm Christian W Klay Winery in Chalk Hill Route 40 30 minutes travel time (6 miles)
1:30pm – 2:30pm Regular Tour Kentuck Knob
2:30pm – 4:00pm self guided sculpture walk 30 minutes travel time (6.5 miles)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm In-depth tour Fallingwater
7:00 pm -9:00pm Return to Pittsburgh 2 hours travel time (85 miles)
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Monongehela Inclines at Station Square
12:00pm – 1:30pm – bop around station square
1:30pm -2:30pm Just Ducky 1 hour tour Station Square
3:50 pm Gateway Clipper Fleet 1 hour tour
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Lunch at Fatheads 1805 E Carson St
6:30 pm Hit the Casino
11:30 am Go to airport
1:30 pm Brittany flies away from Pittsburgh
Have you ever been to Pittsburgh? Or want to visit Pittsburgh? Drop me a line in the comments.