Happy 250th Birthday Pittsburgh
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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.
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.
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.
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...