Sunday, July 7, 2013

pittsburgh's monongahela incline (i can't pronounce it either).











While the girls had fun at the Taylor Swift concert, Husband and I took Jackson out to dinner downtown at this wonderfully jazzy New Orleans - style restaurant called Nora's.  It was so delicious.  And kudos to us for stepping out of our usual dining routines and trying something new!  The alligator and frog legs on the menu didn't even phase us.  :)

I know that riding up Pittsburgh's historically famous inclines isn't on the top ten list of things Husband and Jackson want to experience in their lifetimes, but they were in a Misty-appeasing mood I guess and escorted me up the Monongahela incline after dinner.  It was hot and humid and the little car was like sitting in a sauna, but the view was spectacular and I thank those boys greatly for their company.  I think they might have even thought it was pretty cool too.  Especially the people-watching.  Husband loves his people-watching.  A view like this one brings out the tourists, of course, but it also brings out those younger couples on their first dates. We couldn't help but watch a tall girl, wearing a pretty dress and mega-high heeled pumps that were about an inch too big for her feet {the gap between her heel and her shoe was that obvious} wobble awkwardly as she walked alongside a young man who noticeably felt no need to try as hard to make an impression.  We gave her an A for effort.  She was trying hard to rock the hell out of those heels.  We also had our eyes set on another well dressed couple because the male had his many, many keys on a carabiner that was looped through his belt.  They stood side by side against the rail, admiring the view of the city, yet I swear those keys were acting as a force field, keeping them from getting too close.  If only he knew.  Dude, put your keys in your pocket.  This is a date, not your job.  C- for you.  

But honestly, who are we to judge?  In fact, we're not really judging at all.  We're relating.  Husband and I had matching overalls back in the day.  He used to tuck in his shirts and he once wore his dress shoes to Disneyland.  I can absolutely promise you that I have wobbled around ridiculously in high heels and had my share of fashion mistakes. Yet, somehow, we found each other and fell in love.  Even in sweater vests.

Below- Husband's panorama.


4 comments:

  1. These pictures are incredible!! It looks beautiful there! Pittsburgh just made it on to my vacation destination list :)
    How do you and your hair look so amazing in the heat and humidity?!

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    1. Oh you really should visit this place! And let me know if you do! As for my hair, I think it is settled into place because it's unwashed. :) When it rains though, my hair is a wreck. :)

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  2. It's pronounced Mah-non-gah-hey-la :) Looks like you're enjoying our lovely city and, from the looks of it, have seen more than me and I've lived here my whole life (boo, me)! I started reading your blog long ago, slacked off on reading and have recently come back. It looks like maybe you're in the South Hills area as well? (Although, for fear of stalkers, you may not mention!) Anyway, enjoying the posts - reminds me to get out and remember where I live!
    BTW, if you haven't done a Ducky Tour, you must!

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    1. Hey! I thought I recognized your name! I've been slacking at replying these days. Thanks for the pronunciation! :) That's a tough one for me for some reason! LOL. We did do the Ducky Tour and it was so so fun! We did that very soon after we moved here and I just remember feeling so lost and dizzy just trying to find my way down to the tour and then we got on that boat-thing and our guide was hilarious. I learned quite a bit about the city and felt much more at ease. :)

      I'm looking forward to our coffee date! Have a great time at the beach and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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