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The View From Mount Washington


Alright.  Here’s the good shit.

I’ve shown you some awfully pretty sights from last week’s stroll around Pittsburgh.  The clear highlight of the day, however, was the view from the top of Mount Washington.  I crossed the Monongahela River, and rode the incline of the same name straight up the side of the hill (sorry Pittsburgh, I’m from Colorado, place was gorgeous, but ‘mountain’ is still awfully generous).  At the top, my jaw dropped.  It was just getting dark and the lights of the skyline were ridiculous.  And the fact that it was all reflected in the river was just the icing on the cake.

I’ll shut up now.  The pictures can speak for themselves.  As always, click on an image to get to the gallery and see them full size.  I highly recommend it.  Enjoy.

That’s all for today…  So long from West Virginee.

-B. Littleton

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Perusing Pittsburgh Part 2


Tonight, I’m sitting around in the Hampton Inn in Indiana, PA sipping cheap red wine from a paper cup.  It doesn’t get a whole lot lonelier than that.  But, on Monday, I flew into Pittsburgh on my way here, and while Indiana doesn’t have a whole lot going on, other than the Jimmy Stewart museum of course, on each of my previous trips out here I noticed that Pittsburgh was a surprisingly pretty place.  So even though I’m totally ambivalent towards “Rear Window,” I decided to defer Indiana and pass on the museum to take one of my three hour tours instead.

My plane got in around 3:00.  I punched some random downtown parking garage into my GPS, popped in my earbuds and turned on my audiobook (cause I’m a baller like that) and by 4:30 I was wandering aimlessly about the Steel City.  Luckily, a friend of mine is dating a girl from Pittsburgh, and she was kind enough to give me a pointer or two, so I wasn’t flying completely blind.

After a few hours of strolling around, and a pretty descent dinner by the Monongahela River (the Mon, if you’re not an out of towner), I rode the Mon Incline up to the top of Mount Washington to take in the rather breathtaking view of the skyline…

Anywho, today the little stroll continues.  Have a look…

That’s all for today…  And not to hold out on you, but I’m totally holding out on you.  Coming soon, the view from the top of Mount Washington…  And not to overhype it, but I’m totally gonna overhype it.  The USA Today called it the 2nd prettiest place in the entire country.  I was wholly skeptical at first, but then I saw it.  So I highly recommend that you come back and see it for yourself.  Goodnight from Indiana.

-B. Littleton

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Perusing Pittsburgh


On Monday, I took off for my third trip to Indiana, PA.  I fly into Pittsburgh to get here, and while Indiana doesn’t have a whole lot going on, other than the Jimmy Stewart museum of course, on each of my previous trips out here I noticed that Pittsburgh was a surprisingly pretty place.  So even though I’m totally ambivalent towards “Rear Window,” I decided to defer Indiana and pass on the museum to take one of my three hour tours instead.

My plane got in around 3:00.  I punched some random downtown parking garage into my GPS, popped in my earbuds and turned on my audiobook (cause I’m a baller like that) and by 4:30 I was wandering aimlessly about the Steel City.  Luckily, a friend of mine is dating a girl from Pittsburgh, and she was kind enough to give me a pointer or two, so I wasn’t flying completely blind.

After a few hours of strolling around, and a pretty descent dinner by the Monongahela River (the Mon, if you’re not an out of towner), I rode the Mon Incline up to the top of Mount Washington to take in the rather breathtaking view of the skyline…

Anywho, for the next few days, I’ll be taking you along on my little stroll.  Have a look…

Even though that pesky construction kept me from the Point State Fountain, the rest of the city was certainly worth seeing.  Come back tomorrow and check it out.  It’s bed time.

-B. Littleton

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