Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Trip- The Drive Up









We are back from Pittsburgh! The main purpose of our trip was to go see the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Falling Water, and we decided we might as well check out the city for a few days while we were up there. It was an exciting trip, we've never been anywhere that neither of us has been to before, so it was completely new and different! 

I probably took over 1000 photos.. So I will be splitting them up into many blog posts integrated with my other posts. I'm sure no one wants to read about my entire trip in one sitting, and I don't think my computer would like me editing a mile lost post!

I actually like going on long car rides, and I especially love taking pictures the entire way there. Maybe that's why my photo count is so high?! ;) I actually kept having dreams before we left that I had forgotten to take any pictures on the trip up there. What a nightmare!!  Anyway for my first Pittsburgh post I will share my favorite photos from the drive.

It rained almost the entire way, so I kept myself entertained by taking silly raindrop pictures.


 

It took me off guard how quickly we got to Virginia so I almost missed that shot! It also started snowing right as we got into Pennsylvania, so that was exciting..



I'm not sure I've ever traveled through the mountains in the winter, at least not that I can remember. I thought the yellow grass with the blue sky was really pretty, since it's usually green when I see it.


There's always interesting things to see along the way!  Someone had a bonfire going in the first picture.

I scoped this place out on google maps before we left and just knew that's where we were going for lunch. It was a crazy place and they still had their Christmas tree up, but the waffles were good!





There was an option to take a scenic highway for part of the way, so we did it. However, I maaay have mis-read the directions to get back on the interstate and ended up getting us lost in the backwoods of West Virginia with no cell phone reception. But we made our way out eventually and we definitely got our share of scenery!







There was a neat lookout you could walk to, to view the bridge we had just crossed. Pretty crazy looking!

Between stopping a few times and going on our little "detour" it ended up taking us a lot longer than expected to get there. So boy were we happy when we saw this sign!

Well that's all for now, plenty more where that came from!

10 comments:

  1. i love that you took so many pictures! It makes me not feel so silly when taking a whole bunch myself.
    What a wonderful place to go. I'll have to add this to my ever growing list of places to visit. IT looks spectacular! All that mountainous, rocky scenery, old farmhouses and winding roads. How i'd love to explore and play banjo there. I just LOVE the 'watch for fallen rocks' and bridge shots. So much trees and awesome land. 'm a big FLW fan so i can't wait to see more!

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    1. I know what you mean! I can feel pretty silly sometimes taking pictures of stuff no one else normally would. Exploring the city was fun, but exploring the woods and mountains is waay more peaceful and relaxing!

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  2. Cool tunnel!! Love, LOVE, Luv all the wonderful photos. I feel like I was traveling along vicariously. Can't wait to see more!!

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    1. Yeah! When I look back at these I almost feel like I'm back in the car again.

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  3. My goodness how exciting! You took some really fabulous pictures. The scenery looks amazing, so different to what we have here in Australia. I love road trips too, not that I have been on many. The idea of exploring an entirely new place that I've never been to before excites me, so I can imagine how excited you both were! And glad that you managed to find you way back on track - it can be a nightmare getting lost. Looking forward to the next posts about your trip!

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  4. I love road trip landscapes--the car windows make them turn out dreamier, I think :)

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    1. Thanks! I think so too. At first I didn't like them because the image wasn't as clear, but then I realized that it made them all the more interesting!

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  5. I do the same thing when I go on car rides.. The scenery is too beautiful NOT to photograph though haha A waffle place open 24 hours is so awesome!!!

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  6. I went to school out in Pittsburgh, but it's been about 6 years since I was there last. There are so many tunnels on the way there! And I visited the Frank Lloyd Wright house a few years ago too - it was awesome! Can't wait to see your photos.

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