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On The Road Again
Hello dear readers! I mentioned in my last post, almost two weeks ago, that I would be taking a break from technology. Well, I was actually on the road traveling to see family in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mr.thisandthat and Gracie held down the fort at home while I snuck away for a family visit! It was great to see my sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and family pets. I covered a lot of miles on this trip and, although it was wonderful to see family, I breathed a sigh of relief when I drove into my driveway last evening. A nine hour drive home, including being stuck in a traffic jam for over an hour, was very tiring.
A highlight of the trip was visiting the The Waterfront portion of the Steel Valley Trail in the Historic Steel Valley area of Pittsburgh. The section I visited is located in the Burrough of Homestead and is where the US Steel Homestead Works used to be located. This is also the site of the 1892 Homestead Strike and Lockout.
This section of the river walk is located next to the Monongahela River and is actually part of the Great Allegheny Passage, 152 miles of trail between Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo snapped from car, thus pole in the way).
The day began with a delicious breakfast at Eat'nPark.
I tucked into scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, home fries and toast.
While my nephew enjoyed this delectable smiley face waffle covered in strawberries and whipped cream. Decadent!!
This fine fellow greets you when you enter the restaurant. So cute!
Smiley face cookies are the symbol of Eat'nPark Restaurants.
After eating, we walked off a few calories by walking on the River Walk trail. To the right of the fence is the river. To the left of the trail are restaurants and greenery.
As you can see, the river scenery is beautiful.
I understand that this is where the steel used to be melted down at the steel mill that sat on this site.
These steel mill stacks are a landmark of the area.
I really missed blogging during this vacation even though I think it's healthy to take a break now and again. I think I'm done with travel now for awhile. I'm sending love to all my family and also to you, dear readers, who were patient with me while I traveled. Hope you are enjoying these last days of August!
Until Next Time,