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A couple of weekends ago, we set out on a day trip to Pittsburgh.  We have never been there and it is such a great city!  I would have loved to explored it more, but we crammed a lot in our day there and took a tour so that we got the layout of the city and hit the highlights.  I always love taking tours of new cities so that we don't miss anything important!


Our little Ezzers got sick on the ride up and we had to whip in to an REI and grab him something quickly before the tour started.  The kids selection was terrible and they had exactly one shirt and one pair of pants that would fit that baby.  We grabbed them and threw them on him, bless his heart.


We had such an interesting tour guide.  We were sitting on a bench waiting to board the bus and he came up to Husby and I and started telling us all the Jewish spots to hit up.  Confused, we thanked him for the info, and he said, "Gentiles like myself are happy to help!"


Okay .... ?

I guess there's a first time for everything, but never in my life have I been mistaken for a Jew. Haha!


The tour was great.  The weather was beautiful - the warmest I think it has been since we moved here and we had a great time.  The highlight of the trip for the boys was the Duquesne Incline.


Two little box cars take a ride up the steep Mt. Washington.  So much fun!


Once at the top, the views of the city are spectacular!!  Seriously, such a gorgeous town!



After our several hour tour, we headed down to the Strip to check out all the fantastic street food we saw when we drove through there on the bus.  There were so many treats Levi and I spotted that we wanted to go back and grab, but ... we got there too late and everything was packed up and gone!  So, we headed to Primanti Bro's for supper.  Mmmm!


Every sandwich is topped with coleslaw and french fries and it's pretty ridiculous.  Ridiculously awesome, that is!


And you guys didn't think I would go to Pittsburgh without scouting out the ALDC, did you???


Sadly enough, they were closed, or else I totally would have gone in.  There was a car in the parking lot though and I am convinced Abby Lee was in there.  I was petrified she was going to come out and yell at me when I was freaking out in the parking lot and taking pictures left and right.


We ended our day with the best little bakery I have ever been to, and loaded up on so many sweets.  It was delicious!  I would make a trip back to Pitts simply to go back to this bakery.  Haha!


It was a fun day with my fun people, exploring new territory.  Love it!


I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. Sorry little E felt so bad. Hubby and I love PA. We've been to York, Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Would love to go back.
    You guys are going to love the area and get to see so much. I'll admit I had a pang of jealousy ;) when I look at your pic's of Lake Erie.

    How cute about the Jewish mix-up. I love to tell people I'm Jewish on my Father's side. :)
    I have a good friend that is Jewish and I told her I was Jewish on my Father's side. Took her a while to catch on I was talking about Jesus. :D She loves that!

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  2. Maybe the man on the tour bus thought you were Jewish because your boys are named Levi and Ezra? Who knows! People are so interesting!

  3. next time you want to go down and take the boys somewhere fun go to Kennywood Amusement Park. You won't be disappointed!

    I once had an elderly man ask if I was Jewish because I wear a bandanna on my head. I just shook my head and said, nope! just didn't feel like brushing my hair today. My Mediterranean skin tone probably also made him think so. I am 1/8th Jewish though on my mother's side.

  4. Wow, now that's a sandwich. I moved to York, Pennsylvania 8 years ago and I've been wanting to spend the day in Pittsburgh. After reading about your trip, I'm even more excited to go. Thanks for sharing your day... :)

  5. That sandwich looks DIVINE!!! I love going new places to explore. I have been to Philly with FCCLA in high school, but not Pittsburgh. We went to Vegas this year, just to sight see lol! It's amazing how 'kid friendly' Vegas is, even though that would seem like the last place that would be. The hotels are absolutely AMAZING. We just walked around all day every day, taking pictures.
    Next year we are either heading to Alaska/Washington, or down to Florida. It's always something to look forward to! Looks like you all are having a great time!

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