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Looking down the Allegheny River towards the point where the Ohio is formed

I get up to the Olive Garden to get Kristi (sybariticangel) and we head down to Castle Shannon to get the T-train (our version of a subway).  I didn't want to deal with the traffic downtown so we decided to do it this way... I didn't have to worry about getting there, road closures and getting back!  It seemed to be a perfect idea... almost!

We get to Pittsburgh and I get respond to a  text from Ivan (igallego) that I got earlier... he was there with the couch surfing group and they decided to go to my all time favorite place The Church Brew Works.  So I knew they were going to be late cuz he wrote it 45 minutes before we were supposed to meet.

Pink Water for the Boobies
  So they were still there... didn't know when they were going to get down... so Kristi and I walked around downtown. 

We got to see some history... like Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball banners from when they were actually winning... amazing views of the city... the Pink water in the fountains for the boobies... and Calico Jacks; we wanted to go to Jerome Bettis Grille 36 but the line was longer than going to see the Pope... well, not really but almost!

At calico jacks we got out beers and headed out to the patio where we talked and saw a man in a Steelers Santa Suit... people were lining up to get their photo with him!!!  It was funny!  And then Kristi got a text message from a friend asking her how to  make a Daiquiri.

Ooohh... Awww... fire works... no matter where you look... it was Panoramic
.. I told her to Cha Cha it... she was like what; as she was on google trying to find it.  I told her to exit out of there and to text 242242 and then ask the question... so she forwarded it to Cha Cha... and low and behold less than 15 minutes later she got the answer and forwarded it to her friends... they were Stoked!  We played the cha cha game... and like it did in Vegas on our TB meetup it knew who she was too!  She was freaked out.

We finally got a text from Ivan.. the area was filling up fast and we headed town to McFaddens and met up with them on the patio... The evening was perfect...not too hot or too cold and I got to meet alot of cool new people from mostly DC!  We played the Cha Cha game there too!

The fire works started and everybody did the oohing and awwwing... and they were quite nice.  when it ended (around 10:40PM) I got invited to go back to the party with the couch surfers but I had to be at work in Altoona (2 hours away) at 7AM for a meeting.

Kristi (sybariticangle) and me
  So I left immediately after.  I walked to the train stop and went down there and grabbed the train...but there was one problem... I didn't know there was more than one train for the T... so of course with my luck I got on the wrong one... my phone was dying and I was crying to my mom cuz I didn't know where I was.  The conductor on the train was super nice and helped me out!

But needless to say I got to my mom's at a little before 1AM and then got to Altoona and got to bed around 3:30AM!!!  And I still have a powerpoint presentation to get done!  Sigh...

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