A Day Dahn Tahn N'At

March 21, 2011

Finally, Home sweet home (after 3 months)!  Matt has never been to Pittsburgh before, so Saturday my parents, Matt, me and my brother headed out early to the city.  We started by having breakfast at DeLuca's, a famous diner in the Steel City.  When we got there, the line was out the door but luckily we didn't have to wait very long.  I had french toast which was very good.  It was really neat for me eating there for the first time, and seeing all the history in the building.  Places like that are fascinating! 
After breakfast, we spent awhile in the Strip District: walking around, shopping at Penn Mac, Whorley's and more.  Between all of us, we got fresh bread, pasta and all kinds of goodies.  I enjoy going there and getting up early is worth it. 
Then we went to Mount Washington to take in the view of the bustling city below and it takes my breath away every time.  It really is such a beautiful city and we got to see Heinz Field, PNC Park and the Point.  (Don't worry I took lots of pictures)  And one thing I wasn't aware Pittsburgh had -- a National Aviary.  We headed there and it was awesome!  Birds roam and fly free around the Aviary: pecking at shoes, flying past your head at high speeds, dive bombing, eating... it was so neat!  And what's really amazing: none of us got pooped on!  My favorite part: penguins.  They were really friendly and we even got to see them swim around.  Adorable!!
Then, we drove to Pitt and visited the Cathedral of Learning.  We missed the whole guided tour of rooms, but wandered around by ourselves for a few hours checking out any classrooms we could find that were unlocked.  Each room is decorated like the different parts of the world: Italian, American, Welsh, Chinese and way more than that! 
What a great day...... and weekend.  I've posted some pictures below :)

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