This blogger usually writes about cooking, but last week the author and her mom visited Pittsburgh and wrote about that instead. "My family is, erm, not exactly 'up' on sports news, so when we asked our cab driver if the Pirates were having a good season, he turned around and looked at us, incredulously, saying, 'They’re number 1!'"
And of course, they stopped to see the corpse flower at Phipps, among other fun attractions.
"So… why Pittsburgh, you ask? It’s a city my mom and I have both always been curious about, partly because it’s kind of secluded and separated from other metropolitan areas. It’s also the site of one of my all-time favorite TV shows (Queer As Folk)
, and, more importantly, is where my paternal grandfather grew up in the 1920s and 30s! It’s no doubt changed since then, but it was fun to go to the neighborhood where he grew up (Shadyside) and speculate about what he may have done as a kid."
To read and see more about their Pittsburgh adventure, click here