|Kenyan James Kirwa as he approaches the finish line Photo Credit A.P.|
|This was how I found him - totally understandable. 26.2 is a long, long way!|
|Vertical and smiling - amazing.|
|Post run celebration at Auntie H's house - don't you love the chalk work on the steps!|
|Waiting to disembark.|
|The Point - Pittsburgh's iconic skyline image.|
|Our favorite Pittsburgh hosts - Thanks guys!|
|Heinz Field - Steeler Territory|
|Mom and Dad sporting their new South West Gear (Chaco Canyon and Roswell, NM)|
We ended the trip as we always do, with a stop in Squirrel Hill to pick up real bagels from Brueggers. Four years in college in the Jewish section of town made me really, really spoiled for good bagels. I wish I could perfect the art of Jewish bagel making, but alas, it continues to escape me.
Other great kid activities are the Children's Museum (Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood is my favorite - you can get on the trolly), the Carnegie Natural History Museum (in my opinion the best dinosaur display on the East Coast - way better than the National Natural History Museum), the Carnegie Museum of Art (I could stay in the Monet Water Lilies Room for hours), Phipps Conservatory (love the carnivorous flowers) and the National Aviary (Penguins!).
I'm definitely NOT a city girl. I was glad to get back to open spaces, unlocked cars and quiet nights without traffic, but I loved visiting in Pittsburgh. Of course 90% of that is the B and B we get to frequent when we visit. Sorry... I don't think my sister is taking reservations.
What are your favorite kid friendly cities?
|My mom's favorite animals (the giraffes - not the kids).|