Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekend in Pittsburgh

 

 

 

What a fun weekend my daughters and I just experienced in Pittsburgh! Melissa and I headed there on Friday afternoon to visit Megan and she was a great hostess from the minute we arrived until we left on Sunday afternoon. We did a lot of walking, had a lot of good food, wine and cocktails and even did an early morning yoga practice in a downtown square that was a fabulous way to start the day.

 

 

 

 

 

When we arrived, Megan and her boyfriend greeted us with sangria and snacks which was most welcome after our road trip there. We went to dinner at a boathouse on a pretty lake near her apartment and it was a relaxing way to start the weekend. We stopped at a fun, outdoor bar with sand and lighted palm trees after dinner and caught up with each other's news around a fire pit.

Before heading to downtown Pittsburgh for the gir's portion of our trip, we woke up Saturday had a delicious breakfast, made by Megan, spent a couple relaxing hours at her pool and stopped nearby at a cidery for a refreshing glass of artisanal hard cider. My daughters had a blackberry flavored variety and I tried a very dry apple variety that tasted just like champagne - yummy!

 

 

 

Once we checked into our hotel downtown, we walked around a park on the riverfront, walked across one of the many bridges and stopped for our first cocktail at a favorite bar called Olive or Twist. We rested a bit before dinner, then walked to a fabulous Italian restaurant in the cultural district called Mezzo. We shared a bottle of wine, an appetizer and some pizza and pasta, in a wonderful atmosphere in front of an upstairs window overlooking the city street.

 

 

After dinner we found a cute patio, with flickering candles, for dessert and an after dinner drink to end our night. We headed back to the hotel, happy to have spent the day together and looking forward to an outdoor yoga practice in Market Square the next morning - more on that later.

Happy Monday!

 

{Linking with these friends}

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8 comments:

  1. Vicki... looks like such a great time. I have never been to Pittsburgh but only have heard great things about it. Enjoy your week!

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  2. I've been hearing what a cool city that is and how it's a magnet for younger people. Looks like you experienced a great time!

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  3. It's always a great visiting and spending time with our children, precious precious time. Your daughters are beautiful and I'm glad you girls enjoyed yourselves. I've never been to Pittsburgh but it looks like an amazing place! Love that you did yoga!

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  4. Such precious girls! Isn't it fun to be friends with our adult children now?? It's like having new BFFs!
    By the way, made your hummus layer dip over weekend. HUGE success. Been asked to make it again for the 4th. Thanks!

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  5. Did you ride the Monongahela Incline? There are so many good things to do and see in Pittsburgh. Glad you got to spend time with your girls on such a beautiful weekend.

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  6. Vicki! What wonderful photos!! Looking forward to the next installment!

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  7. Sounds like perfect mother daughter(s) time!

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  8. Every vacation should start out being greeted with sangria and snacks! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have never been to Pittsburgh but heard great things. My husband travels there for business sometimes. Thanks for sharing at this month's Take Me Away party!
    Shelley

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