My Weekend Update!

I have been having technical difficulties this week. On Saturday my computer decided that it was going to stop working. According to my boyfriend the hard disk is malfunctioning so I have to figure out what to do to fix that, so I’ve been dealing with no computer except when I’m at work.

This means writing blog posts has been a bit of a challenge for now. I haven’t been able to find time to stay late at work to knock a couple out and I had a moment where I considered writing them on my phone, but I gave that up really quickly.

Despite my computer being on the fritz I still had a great weekend! I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh visiting my sister. There was some question about whether I’d be able to make it seeing as the ankle I sprained is attached to the foot I drive with. But by Friday I decided that with cruise control I could handle the four hour drive.

Unfortunately, many of the plans my sister had for us involved walking, lots of it. So we had to cancel all of that, which meant we had a relaxing weekend.

Saturday morning we got brunch at a place called Dor-Stop. They were featured on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives and was claimed to have the best pancakes. Now, I love pancakes but to me a pancake is a pancake is a pancake, still I was curious. But I was more curious about the raspberry french toast that everyone raved about.

In the end my sister and I decided to try a little bit of everything, we ordered the french toast, apple cinnamon pancakes and an omelet (because something needed to be healthy) and just shared it all.

Everything was amazing! And the reviews weren’t lying when they said it was the best pancakes ever. My sister and I took one bite and both decided that we had never had better pancakes. We ate them without syrup, they didn’t need it. The french toast was great as well, it was coated in cornflakes which gave it a crunchy texture, and the omelet was the perfect amount of savory we needed.

Of course, my horrible picture taking continues, I was so hungry I forgot to snap a picture of our food until we were done! But you can go to their website and see pictures of their delicious pancakes!

After brunch we did a little bit of shopping along the Strip in Pittsburgh and then spent some quiet time allowing for my ankle to rest back at her apartment.

That night we went to the Incline to see the Pittsburgh skyline, which was absolutely beautiful! We hadn’t been able to fit this in the last time we were there so I was excited to see it.

Excuse the poor picture quality it's hard to get a good picture in the night on your smartphone....Still beautiful
Excuse the poor picture quality it’s hard to get a good picture in the night on your smartphone….Still beautiful
Cool statue called Point of View showing George Washington and Seneca Leader Guyasuta. I learned this from wikipedia!
Cool statue on the incline called Point of View showing George Washington and Seneca Leader Guyasuta. I learned this from wikipedia!

The day ended with a great dinner at Shiloh’s grill and hanging out at the bar, and then Sunday I made the return drive home to Maryland.

Have you ever been to Pittsburgh? Don’t you want to try those pancakes now?

It Was a Pittsburgh Weekend

It was a busy weekend! At the beginning of the summer my sister moved to Pittsburgh for her first job out of college. It’s been a fun summer for her, but I haven’t had the chance to go up and see her place (and more importantly, her!) Well I finally had the opportunity to go up this weekend and visit with my boyfriend.

We had a blast! We got in late on Friday, so we just went straight to bed. On Saturday we met my sister and her boyfriend for brunch at Pamela’s. It was delicious! I splurged and got their Strawberry crepe hotcakes, which is basically just a very thin pancake filled with brown sugar, sour cream and fresh strawberries. It was delicious!

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We spent the rest of the morning walking along the Strip District which has a bunch of really cool shops including this store Art of Steel that had this sign outside that gave me a laugh

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Then it was off visiting Fort Pitt, a park in the middle of the three rivers running through Pittsburgh. There was a huge yoga convention happening in the park that day which was cool to observe. It was so hot outside I don’t know how they were doing it though! The park also offered a gorgeous view of the city.

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After that my sister had a recommendation from a coworker to go a local cidery (is that what they’re called or did I just make that up?) called The Arsenal Cider House. Well I love cider so I was completely up to it. We got to sample 5 different types of delicious cider and my sister ended up purchasing a growler of the Archibald’s Ado. They even customize the growler bottle with your name which is fun!

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Sunday before we left we went to First Watch for brunch. I got the Key West Crepeggs (apparently it was a crepe weekend!) I was so hungry I completely forgot to take a picture of my brunch, but it was delicious and I enjoyed every bite.

Overall, it was a fun weekend and I can’t wait to go back and visit my sister again, she’s only there for a year before she moves onto another city. There’s so much that I know I still want to experience so I see another Pittsburgh trip in my future this year.

It looks like the weather for the week is decidedly devoid of rain, and I’m hoping that remains true, I really want to get some runs in, I’ve finally hit a consistent schedule after a few weeks of sporadic running and it feels great!