Friday, July 30, 2010
or come take a ride with me
Okay, so y'all know by now I live in Pittsburgh. Most people still think of my town as a smoky, backward hovel not worth an hour layover let alone a multi-day visit. They could not be more wrong.
The thing I love about our not-so-little Hamlet is it has a big-city mentality with first-rate hospitals, universities and cultural amenities contained in a very manageable, small-city confine. There are tons of fun things to do here. Lots of river-related fun, family-fare, music and bars galore. Plus, not to be partial or anything, but Pittsburghers are some of the most, if not the most friendly folks in the US of A. No lie. Within minutes you'll be like family.
AND it has the most amazing entrance via the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
It's a huge "WOW!!" factor, which I get to enjoy each and every day. Driving through that tunnel is like a magic trick.
Nothing up my sleeve. Presto!!
That vista is like finding the prize in a box of Cracker Jack. 47 years later, the sight still makes me smile. I'll never tire of it.
Oh and I hope you all took note... the song playing was not Rhett or Old 97's, but Frightened Rabbits. It is part of a mix CD I'm making for my Internet bud, Tami from San Fran. One of these days I'll get to meet her... and Leslie... and Jess face to face. Won't that be fun?
In the mean time, don't worry. Once I'm through critiquing my work, my boys will be back in player. I know. You were worried I had a fever, right?