A Pittsburgh Expedition

 

 

Good morning! Guess what? I’m going home tonight? Guess what else? When I checked into my flight, I found I received a first-class upgrade for BOTH of my flights. Woot! I love having status. As long as the weather is in my favor I’ll get home just after midnight after being in the lap of first-class luxury for several hours. My only disappointment is that I will be unable to attempt to drink them out of free wine.

I ran through Summer Shape Up Workout #3 this morning. My body was just not feeling it. I only did 3 rounds even though I had more than enough time for a 4th, and I skipped the optional cardio. I’ve observed that my Braxton-Hicks are a bit more noticeable when I workout hard, so better play it safe and take it easy when I can. My legs still feel like jelly from the burpee buy-in so I still feel like I got something done.

Last hotel breakfast:

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Fruit, sausage, a horribly scant waffle (I wanted a waffle but tried to only use half the mix. I ended up with half a waffle, but not the way I intended), lots of butter, and coffee.

Last night I chose “adventure!” and drug myself out of my hotel room into the wild of Pittsburgh. I decided to explore the area north of the river where I had never been. Google said there was a park somewhere up there. Google did not disappoint.

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There was a nice park home to the National Aviary. The exhibits were already closed, but one of the outdoor areas housed an enormous vulture. S/He was all tucked up in a bird-ball and too far away to get a good picture, but let’s just say that at first I thought it was a uniquely colored boulder, until I got close and saw this giant boulder had feathers.

There was a sweet little lake in the middle of the park with walking bridges over it,

 

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And water fowl. Always the water fowl.

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Hello, ducks.

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Even though it was rather an uneventful walk, I was still glad to get out on my own for a bit.

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Awkward selfie.

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Then I grabbed a candy from the reception desk on my way back in. Dessert!

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Are you up to any (mis)adventures lately?

Make it a great day!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Pittsburgh Expedition

  1. I was bumped up to first class once- it was a two hour flight to Denver but hey I can’t complain! Also….congrats on the baby girl!!! I read all your posts w/ Bloglovin but never have time to comment so I just wanted to say that! Send over your baby registry whenever you get it set up, I want to get a small present for the little miss. 🙂

    • Aww, thank you! You’d think after one kid I’d be a pro at setting up a baby registry. I’ve started three – Target, Babies ‘r’ Us and Amazon – and have selected nothing yet! I think once I know where we’re moving to I’ll be able to figure out what we’ll need.

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