Last week, I took a short trip to the East Coast to visit schools. Ironically, I left my camera at home, and yet this is one of the few times I’m doing a travel post. I had my camera phone, but it’s really not the same. I always prefer to shoot with a bulky DSLR if possible, the camera phone gives me so little control. That being said, it’s also very convenient, and I suppose that makes it easy to shoot shoot shoot.
So I thought I would share pictures from my trip today! In the back of my head, I originally planned a pictures-only post, but you know me…I’m not likely to stop talking anytime soon. Because there were so many pictures, I left these unedited (with the exception of the food pictures, couldn’t help myself there).
Do you know what confuses me? They don’t feed you actual meals on continental flights, even if you’re flying from breakfast time to dinner time. I’m bringing a lot of snacks if I ever do this again.
At least I had SkyMall to tide me over. This is where Sauron really got his ring:
Landed in Pittsburgh:
I bunked at the dorms, while my parents checked into a historic b&b:
The best meal I had was at Mercurio’s. Meals actually, since I ate there twice. They serve delicious Italian food that seems very reasonably priced from a SoCal point of view.
Everyone at the table was going crazy over the Caprese. I’ll be honest, this was good, but not great. It’s pretty difficult to mess up Caprese.
The Salsiccia Pizza, on the other hand, was the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. The thin crust had the perfect chew, the sauce didn’t overpower the other flavors, and the cheese was delicious. In the back is an arugula and portabello salad. I thought it was the only overpriced dish…for what it was. Everyone loved it though.
They had lots of different gelato flavors lining the front of the store. The pistachio gelato, to die for. Very nutty, not too sweet.
I saw this gorgeous cathedral on one of my walks around town. Must have snapped a thousand pictures.
And one of its reflection. Probably my favorite shot of the trip:
I have a serious thing for fine art museums, and was looking forward to visiting one while I was in town. But after walking all the way there:
I did get this one shot of the interior:
And as I was leaving, I spotted this sculpture outside. I think this is one of Henry Moore’s works, at least that’s what it reminded me of. Anyone know who the artist is? There was no plaque, so I really have no idea. But I’m going with Moore:
And that was my 3 days in PA! I had a great time there, although I was flat-out exhausted by the time I got back. Hope you enjoyed that (or at least didn’t fall asleep somewhere in the middle). Also please let me know if you’d like to see more travel posts in the future 🙂
Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!