PITTSBURGH, PA – The girls are finally asleep in their “hotel home” in Pittsburgh, where we have come for an overnight so we could visit the Pittsburgh Children’s Musuem and the Pittsburgh Zoo. The day has been excellent:
We left State College around 9 and arrived in Pittsburgh at noon. We went immediately to the Children’s Museum where Chloe and Hannah had a great time doing Arts and Crafts, going through the Gravity Room, playing in the garage workshop and the water room.
At ages 2 1/2 and four they simply soak in the world they encounter. Their curiosity is boundless. It was amazing to see each moment of the day awaken some new sense of wonder for them.
After the Children’s Museum, we drove to the Doubletree Hotel, where we were greeted with cookies, a little shoulder bag with surprises for each of them and a very spacious suite on the 15th floor. They were beside themselves with excitement as they ate their cookies and watched the traffic flow around the hotel far below.
We then took a walk through downtown Pittsburgh, which was alive with energy as the Pirates were preparing to play and there was a big Sara Evans concert in the Point State Park. We ate a nice little meal at Cafe Milano, which is an excellent place to eat with kids. It is a very casual pizza place with surprisingly good food. Although the Point State Park is undergoing renovations, the concert was in full swing and we were able to enjoy a nice walk through the park after dinner.
On the way back, Chloe said “who built this beautiful city” and Hannah said, “I love visiting Pittsburgh.”