Weekend Getaway- Father/Son-Mother/Daughter
Posted August 14 2006 - 1:29 PM
Up early Sunday morning and on the road to Pittsburgh, first stop, Pirmanti Brothers Restaurant for one of their famous sandwiches and of course some Iron City brew, if ya' don't drink Iron City in Pittsburgh you shouldn't drink in Pittsburgh at all. Anywaty at 10:30 on a Sunday morning what else can you do?. For those unfamilar with the famous Pirmantiu Brothrs sandy's I'll try and describe. First you choose your sandwich meat and cheese, for me the pastrami and cheese, then they put cole slaw, leetuce, tomato, onion, french fries and a fried egg on it, sounds disgusting but all 4 of us loved em'. I thought it was gonna be one of them mid -west pile eveything on and make believe it tastes good, but it was actually very good and not one the ingredients was overpowering or didn't belong. Rachel shoulda' et there instead.
On to the Cards vs. Pirates game at PNC, but first a tour of Heinz Filed, home of the Steelers and Pitt Panthers. Both stadiums are in a great area, surrounded by rivers and bridges crossing every few blocks, you'd have to see it to appreciate it. The Bucs swamped them 7-0, got to talk to Manny Sanguillen and spent another great day at the ballpark. Left Pittsburgh at 4:00PM, arrived home at 10:00, just a great weekend, maybe too much driving (1067 miles) but not one of us complained and my son just loves that type of trip. Even if your not a baseball fan, the placs were impressive and the people were surprisingly upbeat and enthusiastic even though their teams are out of contention, you would have thought they both won a World Series.
On the other side of the fence, my wife, daughter, other 14 year old son and summer house guest visiting from Austria (18 year old friend of daughters) went to Washington DC, where they visted the museums and sights in DC, Both girls, my wife and son loved it, much walking but interesting stuff to see and beautiful weather. Son #2 doesnt like baseball and declined our trip, his choice. Anyway, we all had a good time and look forward to next years getaway, probably gonna be RFK in Wash DC, Camden Yards in Baltimore and and Citizens in Philly, that should fill a weekend. Even us Yankee fans enjoy other parks and teams.
My dream trip is a saturday baseball game at Wrigley and a Sunday football game at Lambeau, its doable but tickets for the Packers is a tough find unless you don't mind paying a steep premium, I mind paying that kind of dough for a game. The tickets to the Indians and Pirates games were $27 a piece, behind home plate, my kind of idea of reasonable.
Just wondering what other kind of trips has anyone done like this, can't call them family vacations but it was nice to run away for a weekend.
Posted August 14 2006 - 1:34 PM
Posted August 14 2006 - 2:57 PM
Posted August 14 2006 - 11:34 PM
Went to see the whatfixer.
Posted August 15 2006 - 4:38 AM
Carpe Brewum!! - BJ
Posted August 15 2006 - 5:47 AM
Sat in Curley's Pub (Lambeau Bar) and watched the Packers vs Eagles 4th & 26 game with 300 loyal Packers fans. Them and us (6 firefighters in EAGLES gear). We had a blast. What a great time. We ended up of 3 TV stations out there and in all the local newspapers.