Steelers Game

September 28, 2014 – We were in town for two friends’ wedding, and were fortunate to snag Steelers tickets for the Sunday afternoon game against Tampa Bay.  We’d never been to a Steelers game before, and were excited to go.  The weather cooperated – fairly warm and sunny – and we had no problem getting…

Visiting Philadelphia – Weekend Wanderings

July 2- 4, 2011 – There are definitely a lot of historical sites in and around Philadelphia.  Here’s a roundup of the various sites, historic and otherwise, that we saw while in eastern PA.  Naturally, we wandered around Philadelphia, and Center City is perfect for walking.  While there check out City Hall, the famous LOVE sign…

Visiting Philadelphia – Restaurant Roundup

  The great news is we had an outline of this post already finished.  The not so great news is it somehow didn’t get saved, and has completely disappeared.  Sigh.  So, let’s try this again.  However, this time the post will be in the order I remember things, we’re going for more of a modern…

A Western PA Wedding

June 11, 2011 – Tony’s cousin, Amy, was marrying Galen today, so we decided to take a road trip to western PA.  The wedding wasn’t until the evening, which meant we had the whole morning to go exploring.  We settled on checking out Fallingwater.  Neither of us had ever been there, and we had heard…

Happy Anniversary! – Gettysburg and Driving

May 27, 2011 – Happy 5th anniversary to us! (NO, not Honest Abe.) This morning we toured the Gettysburg battlefield.  The first stop was the visitor center.  It was before 8am and the center was closed, but maps of the park were available outside.  There’s also a statue of Lincoln seated on a bench.  People…

Dinner and Driving to Gettysburg

May 26, 2011 – Louisa picked up some food from Smyrna.   This time we tried the dolmades with tzatziki (delicious as usual), red lentil/bulgar patty with sumac on top (just okay when eaten on its own; much better on top of pita as a veggie burger), the gyros platter (delicious gyros, great bulgar pilaf), and the…

Finals and PA Weekend

December 11-12, 2009 – So what if you’re taking 5 finals, and have spent all your time studying for the first (hardest one)?  Time to pack your gear (laptop, books, notes, coffee) and head to PA.  (Of course, the fact that you spent years promising to never again go to the Rectangle State doesn’t really…