And that's part of the reason for my little hiatus. We left last Thursday for Pittsburgh (Pipsburgh as G says) to visit my sister who moved there mid-July. I've been there a few times in the past as I had a room-mate in college who was from there and I knew Georgia was up for the trip since she made it back and forth to Florida for spring break this year and was as happy as a clam both down and back.
We had a great time. G is a fantastic little road trip partner. She tells me about everything (EVERYTHING) that we see out the window, "There is a cloud.........,(and actually the clouds looked really amazing on the way out there....in fact....here's a picture I took while driving)......
So anyway, back to Pittsburgh. We rolled in Friday afternoon and left Sunday afternoon and we packed so much fun into two days. It was great. Pittsburgh is a great little/big city. The landscape is so different from flat Michigan that it's hard to believe it's really so close to us, there are six bridges that go back and forth across three rivers that you can basically see from anywhere you are in the city, and it feels packed full of more history than anywhere in Michigan.
My sister is working for American Eagle at their corporate headquarters so we headed to her office to take a look around--such a great working environment--right out of a magazine or movie complete with racks of sample clothing everywhere, floor to ceiling stills from photo shoots, and a vibe that you just don't find in most places of employment. We went shopping for some great clothes at 77 Kids (American Eagle's kids store) and purchased among other things these amazing Minnetonka ankle boots for G......ahhh....I love these!
We took walks around Ellen's apartment and tried to convince Georgia to play in this great fountain. She was having none of it so we found this little tiny fountain instead that was buried in the back of an alley and let her play in that.
And we took an incline ride up Mt. Washington to see the city.
And....the following picture contains a couple of things that are fun.....but mostly......Georgia's face! What is she looking at? What is so great at the bottom of the mountain? Who knows--but man--she is super excited about it!