This past weekend, I took a road trip to Pittsburgh with two of my girl friends. I had never been to Pittsburgh before, but we have a friend that was born and raised there, so we had a place to stay.

I’m not entirely sure how this whole “blog about a trip” thing is supposed to go, but I’ll give it a shot.

Why Pittsburgh, Why Now?

Back in November, my friend Jessica mentioned that she was planning a trip to Pittsburgh to see our friend Eric. Having never been there, I offered to drive. It was another friend’s birthday, so we called her up and she came along, too. On the way there, we split the drive into two days – from Chicago to Michigan, and then on to Pittsburgh. I am so glad that we did, because it gave us plenty of time to take our time seeing things.

As an added bonus, the weather was awesome.

As an added bonus, the weather was awesome.

What I Ate in Pittsburgh

I ate a lot of stuff in Pittsburgh, because I was there for four days and a person can eat a lot of food in that time frame. Most notably, I ate at Pamela’s Diner, Emiliano’s, Get-Go and Primanti Bros.

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This is a fish sandwich the size of my face. (It’s the Catholic Way.)

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Things I Saw in Pittsburgh

As a newly-minted, real live grownup, I was excited to see some sweet stuff in Pittsburgh. I know that a lot of people would be cool with hanging out at the house all day but if I’m only going to be in Pittsburgh once, I want to see as much as I possibly can.

On Friday, we went to the Phipps Conservatory to see the plants. It was beautiful and the weather was awesome.

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The best part about Phipps was the weather!

Look, no shoes!

Look, no socks!


Friday night, we all went to the casino and then to a dueling piano bar. It was the perfect way to celebrate Stephanie’s birthday.

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Clearly, I thought that the camera was elsewhere.

Clearly, I thought that the camera was elsewhere.

Saturday, I dragged all my friends out to Saint Anthony’s Chapel. I have one picture of the outside because photography was prohibited indoors.

044If you’re ever in Pittsburgh and you like Catholicism and/or architecture and/or history, it is definitely worth the trip. This teeny chapel houses 5,000 Relics. That’s more than anywhere other than the Vatican.

Was It Fun?

Yes, very. I had a wonderful time hanging out with my college friends. We laughed a lot, ate too much and met all sorts of new people. Plus, there was so much that I didn’t see. Clearly, I need to go back.