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Armstrong Playground

Evan and I went to the playground yesterday, just the one closest to our house.  It is so great that we can walk there in a few minutes.  It is close enough that we can carry basketballs, hula hoops, jump ropes, Frisbees, baseballs and bats, etc. etc.  There is a baseball field on one side… (read more)

“Sing” for $2

Evan and I went to Waterworks Cinemas for MovieScoop’s $1 Summer Series this morning.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am there is a kids movie playing, and admission is $1 each, kids and grownups both!  Today we got to see “Sing”.  We’ve seen it once before, but I really enjoyed seeing it again.  We picked… (read more)

Zoo visit

Yesterday we went to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  In Pittsburgh, this is a package deal as the aquarium is an exhibit inside the zoo and you can’t do them separately.  I haven’t been to the Pittsburgh Zoo for a few years, and I was glad to see some things have been changed around.  There… (read more)

Goat Fest 2017

Yesterday we went to see the garden and the goats at South Side Park for Goat Fest 2017.  South Side Park is a 65 acre park in a ravine in the South Side Slopes area of Pittsburgh.  It comes down almost to the flats, and we can walk there from our house.  It is great… (read more)

No pool for Mama

Dennis planned an outing today, something involving a lake and the convertible.  Evan nixed the original idea of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park because the edge of the lake is too pebbly.  So plans got changed to North Park pool, with a little golf/putting first.  Then Evan un-invited me, because this was going to… (read more)

I want that movie recliner in my living room

I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie in a theater on the day that it opened.  But last night we went to see Despicable Me 3, and it was so much fun.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will get a kick out of it, and it is a good… (read more)

Allegheny GoatScape and Dennis’ Little League Field

When Dennis was growing up on South Side, he played Little League baseball at a field a short way up the slopes from his house — Bandi Schaum Field.  This ballpark area has turned into a neighborhood garden space, since 2012 — Bandi Schaum Community Garden.  The ball-field now garden is in an urban park called South Side Park… (read more)

Weaving in ends on the beach

Yesterday we took a family trip to Moraine State Park, which is just about an hour north of us and is the home of Lake Arthur.  It is a really great park, with a lot to do, but we usually go straight to the beach on the north shore so Evan can swim and play… (read more)


When Evan and I were walking through OpenStreetsPgh on Sunday, we finally stopped and did something I’ve been wanting to do.  We stopped and took a picture at the wings. I’ve noticed this a few times as I’ve walked up East Carson Street but for some reason never investigated.  Just on the north side of the… (read more)


OpenStreetsPgh 2017_May was awesome!  All three of us went out right after 9am and rode our bikes along the whole route: over 10th St Bridge, through the Armstrong Tunnels, to Market Square downtown, then back past the tunnels into Uptown, across the Birmingham Bridge into Southside.  There were  tons of volunteers helping at the crossings… (read more)