Wednesday, September 11, 2013


So Holly gets a couple out of town clients for work throughout the year.
She was supposed to be headed to LA, but it got switched to another client in Pittsburgh.
I was already planning to visit her (fun girl's trip) and when it got changed...
 I was actually more excited lol!

(My parents travel to Pitt about once a year for work. Being an only child, I would join them & grew to love the city.  I am not really sure why, but not having a Houston football team made me latch onto the city even more by becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers fan!)


I flew in Friday night & Saturday we woke up and did a 5k!
It was a 9/11 Memorial Run, so that was pretty awesome to be a part of, they had them in cities all around the country, all starting at the same time.

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The run started RIGHT by Heinz Field & we ran past PNC Park and right along the river. Definitely the prettiest run ever.
but not mine lol 

After the run we visited The Church Brew Works for our well deserved beers.

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They took an old church and renovated it and turned it into a brewery.  We couldn't decide if it was appropriate, but nevertheless they had great beer and pizza!

It was really pretty cool & we even sat in some of the original church pews.

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After that we checked into our hotel closer to the stadium, did a little shopping, and started our bar hopping!

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We ended up on East Carson Street, which is pretty much the 6th Street of Pitt.

Lots of cute patios and the weather was a perfect 75!

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and wouldn't you know we found a "Rowdy Buck" bar.

Surprisingly it was a lot like good ol' Rowdy Bucks of Crosby... you can take the girl out of the country, but ya can't take the country out of the girl... lol 

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we saw a Tennessee Titan fan in there... imagine that... 
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we later met up with one of Holly's coworkers and had a really great time!

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it was so fun to just chill and have nothing to do but day drink, talk, laugh, and enjoy the awesome weather!

tomorrow we will talk about that game...

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[ Every single time I step onto an airplane I say a little prayer for the other passengers, the flight crew, and our safety. 9/11 opened our minds to such cruelty and I have never forgotten the enormous bravery of the passengers on that day. I know so many people associate today with NYC/police/fireman/soldiers, as they obviously should, but I seem to always think of the passengers and flight crew first. So as I sit here and write a traveling blog post... I am always grateful for safety and security at airports and forever changed by that day. ]

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