Friday, August 29, 2008
This is us at the table, a little later in the night, after dinner. They gave out these feather boas with flashing lights in them and black sunglasses to all the men. The other picture is just what the inside of the ballroom looked like.
Just a couple more shots of us sitting at the table. They gave out these great chocolate high heel shoes with candy flowers in them for party favors - yummy! Overall it was a really fun night and I finally had the opportunity to meet some girls to hang out with - working from home makes it difficult to make new friends.
So that's him (or her as I can't tell the difference) - not a bad picture considering it was taken through the window of the car!
Okay, so enough about turkeys. Not much has been happening lately - we are both back to our normal work schedules so adventures are few recently. Miguel did find himself a local coffee shop to frequent called Crazy Mocha. Unlike CA, there isn't a Starbucks on every corner here - instead there is a little dive bar on every corner and I am not kidding about that - these Pittsburghers love their suds! Here is a pic of Miguel at the shop on a Sunday morning and yes their logo is a goat drinking coffee - nothing crazier than that right?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Okay - so I think I have exhausted the room for this post so I'm going to continue with a new post for our outings on Sunday.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday morning, I decided it was time to explore my 'hood a little bit. Pittsburgh has 3 rivers that run through it and meet in the middle. The river running by our house is called the Monongahela and there are a number of bridges that cross it - the one closest to us is called the Hot Metal Bridge and it has a walking path. There is also a great biking/walking/running trail that runs along the river. So, I decided to walk across the bridge. I must say living in California, I never would have opted to walk across any bridge due to my fear of an earthquake happening while I was on it - silly I know but that's me!
Okay so I was alone and had to take pictures of myself but here I am starting up the bridge - it was about 8:30 a.m.
This is the East View from the bridge where you can see downtown - the tallest building you see in the middle is a UPMC facility.
This is a steel tree outside the American Eagle building.
This is the path along the river - once you come off the bridge, you can pick up the path and go about 10 miles round trip. The path goes right by the UPMC Sports clinic and the Steeler practice fields.This is the UPMC Sports Clinic where Miguel will be working regularly but he'll still have to travel to some games and things along with other clinics.
Well, that's it for now. Today we may venture over to the Strip District so hopefully I'll have some good pictures to show you all later!