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:


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.


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,




And water fowl. Always the water fowl.


Hello, ducks.


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


Awkward selfie.


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


Are you up to any (mis)adventures lately?

Make it a great day!




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. πŸ™‚

    • 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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