Pgh. I’m so glad to be here in the springtime with such nice weather and time to spend with my family. Life is good in the ‘burgh, my travel heart is firmly stationed here.
Appreciating America and the sites close to home is high on my list of activities since completing my Peace Corps service. Falling Water has been a TTP destination before, but after watching a documentary with my Mom at the local library, I can’t wait for the weather to warm up for us to make our way to the most visited art exhibit in the region. Even if it happens to be a house. One thing the documentary makes you notice is the inside is as much of a must see as the scenery surrounding it.
Five Photos From Philly– Or rather from my trip to eastern Pennsylvania that included Valley Forge, State College, King of Prussia, and the Flight 93 Memorial.
I realize I’ve been slacking on the posts since my arrival in America. Hopefully that’ll change soon, but I’ve been busy getting my mind changed about the city on the other side of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Pre-disposed to have a certain disposition about ‘Filthydelphia,’ my western PA roots were swept away by the brick buildings, quirky shops, and remembering scenes from National Treasure. Yes, I’m a history nerd. You would be too in this surprisingly awesome city.
I’m in the middle of a Bill Bryson book in which he explores small town America starting from his childhood home in Des Moines, Iowa to the deep south, up to New England and back through the midwest again, driving through places like Intercourse, Pa. Though I hail from the Keystone State, I’ve never had the pleasure of Intercourse, but there’s always a chance for a post-PC road trip to see some much missed Americana.
With two fellow Volunteers going home this past week, being on a voracious down, not having my own computer, and realizing how much I miss autumn, my sites are turned to the ‘burgh. Pittsburgh will always hold a special spot in my heart as my comfort zone even if it’s no longer my home. Voted ‘most livable’ city a few years running now, I certainly wouldn’t mind a little travel jaunt there right about now.