Stop #7: Pittsburgh, PA
Careese and I both laughed out loud as we realized that our preconceived ideas about Pittsburgh were way off. Neither of us were expecting it be be so mountainous or green. I was expecting something more flat and industrial. Careese joked that she was expecting it to be flat and pink--like it is on the map. As it turns out, Pittsburgh is beautiful. We drove across several bridges and through a mountain tunnel. Loved it.
We found a great deal on a hotel room. When we pulled back the curtains, we realized why. Checkout this great view OF THE TRACK WHERE A TRAIN CHOO CHOO-ED WHILE WE TRIED TO SLEEP. Pro tip for hotel stays: if your room is close enough to train tracks that you could spit on a train as it passes you by, you should book a different hotel.
We didn't really have any plans other than seeing Heinz Field. So, after driving around the city a bit, we ended up at the Carnegie Science Museum. Worth noting: our Don Harrington Discovery Center membership in Amarillo got us a substantial discount (special thanks to my sister for tracking down our membership info). The parking lot was almost empty, so we thought we'd give it a try. Once we got inside, it was clear that, just like Chocolate Disney, we would be sharing the entire Science Museum with almost no one else. We still went through a vat of hand gel, but it was worth it. We played air hockey against a robot, learned all about the human body, and even walked through a submarine. Pittsburgh was fairly uneventful, so I'll leave you with the following video to enjoy (make sure your sound is on).