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Trip Rewind: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 2008

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.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

The Itinerary

Saturday 
9:53am: Arrive PIT Airport
11am-12:30pm Lunch
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

PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

 

Sunday
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)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Monday
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

Tuesday

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.

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Trip Rewind: Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan

Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village

After we got our fill of the cars and treasures inside the Henry Ford Museum we decided to visit The Greenfield Village which is next door to the Henry Ford Museum. A small village of 80 acres with around 83 historic buildings either built there or transported to create the authentic feeling of what life was like in the 1800’s.

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Trip Rewind: Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan

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I never thought I would go to Detroit in my life…. ever. Seriously never ever did that ever cross my mind… ever.

There were many things that I found unappealing about Detroit, the high crime for starters. But what bothered me most about Detroit is that it’s Ford country. Now all you Ford fans, do not get offended, it’s a NASCAR thing. My alliance in 2007 was with Dodge and Chevy thanks to my fondness for Bobby Labonte, who drove the #43 Dodge Cheerios car and Dale Earnhardt Jr turned left famously in his red #8 Chevy Bud car.

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Trip Rewind Nebraska: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha Nebraska

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Desert Dome
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Desert Dome

I am not a fan of zoos. I hate seeing animals caged up but the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was highly recommend by my friend Jen and Stacie, the bride of the wedding I had attended. I arrived to the zoo with not much time before I needed to get to the airport. I guess I had spent too much time at the air museum and safari, but me running behind was typical.

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Trip Rewind Nebraska: Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari, Ashland Nebraska

Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari
Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari

While I was visiting the Strategic Air & Space Museum I had noticed a pamphlet for the Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari. Never one to pass up adding more to an already booked schedule I decided to continue my morning adventure in Ashland by taking in a few “wild” animals before returning to Omaha. Most importantly I got to continue driving my rental car that I was thoroughly enjoying… it had a few more horses under the hood than my non-souped up truck at home.

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Trip Rewind Nebraska: Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland Nebraska

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 Omaha Nebraska.

Omaha Nebraska
Omaha Nebraska