Pittsburgh is a beautiful city (during the spring and summer; the sloshy snow doesnâ€™t do it for me). Surrounded by three rivers and flanked by hills, the city is connected by many bridges and tunnels.
Thisâ€¦ makesâ€¦ trafficâ€¦ aâ€¦ nightmare. The impending bridges tunnels makes drivers SLAM on their bricks in a way that Iâ€™ve never experienced in other cities.
So â€“ being 90 miles from the airport and having a 9:00 AM flight meant that I got up at 5:00 AM and was out the hotel door by 5:15 AM. It was either rise â€˜n shine early or get stuck in wicked traffic.
Grabbed a snack at a gas station on my way to the city:
Iâ€™ve noticed a new trend at convenience stores â€“ many now carry these squeezable, pureed fruits. I think theyâ€™re technically baby/kid food, but I really like them. Definitely a healthier alternative than something highly processed; plus, itâ€™s really easy to eat them in the car. My favorite one so far has been the Peter Rabbit Pea, Spinach, and Apple Squeeze â€˜cause thereâ€™s a dose of veggies in there (and itâ€™s organic, too).
And once I arrived at the airport, a grown-up breakfast â€“ eggs, potatoes, and grilled veg.
Have I mentioned how AMAZING the Pittsburgh airport is? Lots of shops, art, and fun things to do.
Thereâ€™s even a T-Rex!
Iâ€™ve always thought that dachshunds reminded me of T-Rexes because of the short and stubby arms. And ferocious attitude, of course.
Time to board!