Pittsburgh, PA - What a shit show it was...

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A Picturesque View of Pittsburgh from the Stadium.
This can easily be classified as the most fun we had on the trip.  Not to jump too far ahead, it involves public urination and the authorities.  That said, we arrived in Pittsburgh on a real scorcher of a day and the car barely made it.  Part of me was surprised the other half relieved.

We decided to couch surf again, this time with another college student (Univ of Pitt) and he had a keg-o-rater.  He showed us the easiest way to get to the stadium and not pay the largest sum of money to park.  From there we bought Pirates tickets for under $10 a head and sat in the first row of the bleachers.  Great seats, but they'll do anything to get fans to the park.
The Pirates: Decades of baseball futility.
  Besides the fact that the Steelers play here, the Pirates have set a record for Baseball futility by having something like 15 consecutive losing seasons.  I mean, that's just God awful...

After the game we headed back and met up with some of his friends.  It seems they were cool with us because we had planned on just heading to a random local bar and they wanted to show us their town.  They took us up to the outskirts of U PITT and we got to get a taste of the local party scene.  Three words, Iron City Beer.  Pittsburgh's version of Bud.  That night I decided the best difference between Pittsburgh and New Jersey was that when the bar is closing, in Pittsburgh you can buy bottles to go.  The whole of Jersey wouldn't be alive the next morning if that was the case at home.
Another view from the Stadium.


After partying it up, we started to walk back when one of our friends said he needed to stop and pee.  The guy who's house we were crashing at told him to just go and there shouldn't be an issue.  At that exact moment a police officer decided to drive by.  He spotted the obvious situation and decided he wanted to push his authority around.  Our friend then decided to drunkenly lie to the cop and tell him he didn't urinate on the building.  On top of that there was a fun issue with the license.  When you need to renew your license in Rhode Island you have to surrender your current one and they give you a printout of the new one until its processed and mailed to your residence.  Of course that is what happened and when the Pittsburgh police officer asked for ID, that was what he received.  OUCH.  Let's say it all ended ok and nothing really serious pursued (thankfully).  The next day we were off toward New Jersey, but first a detour to a childhood favorite...
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A Picturesque View of Pittsburgh f…
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The Pirates: Decades of baseball f…
The Pirates: Decades of baseball …
Another view from the Stadium.
Another view from the Stadium.
The Pirates: We pay you to come ou…
The Pirates: We pay you to come o…
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
PNC Park is pretty nice, I will ha…
PNC Park is pretty nice, I will h…
The Pirates: Were bad.
The Pirates: We're bad.
The Pirates: Wins are over rated.
The Pirates: Wins are over rated.
Pittsburgh
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