Day in Pittsburgh

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Thursday May 22, 2014 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, Travel

Statue on Top of Hill

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Yesterday, we  spent the day in Pittsburgh. We quickly realized we could not do it all and had to come back. Claire picked to go the Heniz History Center to start the day.  We really enjoyed a new exhibit – Treasures of the Arbia.  It is about a sunken Steamboat that has been recovered. We also liked the glass exhibit and What is it? Cobey liked the small exhibit on the French Indian War. There is a large sports exhibit also.   The museum is great at having interactive activities with every exhibit. We spent over two hours and could have easily spent longer. We saw every exhibit at a steady pace.

 

Cobey on Space MissionAfter the History Center, we decided to take the Duquesne Incline up the hill and have some lunch.  You have to have exact change and cash for the incline so be prepared. We picked that one because quite frankly it is red and cuter.   After we got to the top, we had lunch at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto.  A friend recommended it and she did not steer us wrong. The food was delicious and the view was amazing. Claire had the best looking crab cake I had every seen. It was a huge crab lump with lots of meat. Cobey had a steak burger and I had trout. Everyone gave it five stars.  We then headed down to spend the after at the Carnegie Science Museum. The museum is great. We spent about three hours and could have  spent the day. It is very interactive in ever exhibit and had a great show that taught great vocabulary without them even knowing it.

We plan to return to do Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Andy Warhol, and the Ducks Tour.  But for now we were off to drive to Ontario, Canada.  If you are taking your kids without your spouse out of the country, be sure to take a letter of permission. The Border crossing was a little interesting. We arrived not too terribly late and checked into Embassy Suites- Niagara Falls. The hotel is really nice. It has the layout I love with the bathroom in between the two room. The bathroom has a huge Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There is a fridge, microwave and two extra  sinks also in between the two rooms. And the best part I am sitting in my room watching the lights on the falls. It is beautiful!!

 

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