Spring Break Part Two: Pittsburgh

The rest of Allie and Kailin's visit was spent in Pittsburgh. Every morning, Adam and I would go to class while Allie and Kailin would sleep in and relax. It was their spring break, after all. Then we'd meet up in the afternoon to sight-see around the city.

Allie and Kailin at Pitt

On Monday, we had lunch at our favorite purveyor of breakfast food, Pamela's Diner. Then, we headed to the Southside Works to shop at H&M {since it's not a Texas thing} and Goodwill. Allie and Kailin found some awesome treasures at Goodwill, which I'm sure they'll be sharing on their blogs soon. We ended the outing with an afternoon snack at the Milkshake Factory.

The Milkshake Factory

Chocolate at the Milkshake Factory

That night, we had poppyseed chicken for dinner {recipe to come later this week!} and watched Morning Glory.

On Tuesday, we had lunch at our favorite little Thai place, Spice Island Tea House. Then, we wandered through Phipps Conservatory, an indoor botanical garden near campus.

Phipps Conservatory - Allie and Kailin

Beautiful Begonias

Phipps Conservatory - Caitlin, Allie and Kailin

We stopped for an afternoon snack at Dave & Andy's Ice Cream on our way home. That night, we had quiche florentine for dinner {with bacon - always a good addition} and played Settlers of Catan. It was an extremely intense game, but Adam came out victorious in the end!

On Wednesday, we had lunch at Crepes Parsiennes.

Savory Crepes

Sweet Crepes

Every time I go to that restaurant, my stomach hurts really, really bad afterward. But it's so cute and yummy that I go back again after a few months. Well, this time I actually threw up {for the first time since middle school!} so it's safe to say that I've finally learned my lesson.

I gave Allie and Kailin a little tour of my favorite spots on campus - Saint Paul's Cathedral, the Newman Center, and the Cathedral of Learning, where we wandered through all the nationality rooms.

Cathedral of Learning

That night, we had chicken with peanut sauce for dinner. Then, we headed to Station Square for dark chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot.

Melting Pot - Adam and Caitlin

Melting Pot - Allie and Kailin

We ended the evening by taking the Duquense Incline up Mt. Washington to check out an awesome view of the Pittsburgh skyline.

Pittsburgh Skyline - Adam and Caitlin

Pittsburgh Skyline - Allie and Kailin

On Thursday, their last day in Pittsburgh, we had lunch at the Pretzel Sandwich Shop. They quite literally sell sandwiches made with soft pretzels instead of regular ol' bread. We loved it!

Pretzel Sandwich Shop

We stopped by the bookstore so Allie and Kailin could each pick out a $2.99 Pitt shirt. We saw the cutest little girl Pitt cheerleader outfit on clearance, which I was tempted to purchase for future Burch babies. But then I remembered that my old bible study leader, Julie, just had a beautiful little baby girl. Perfect present idea.

Of course, we had to stop for ice cream at Dave & Andy's one more time before the girls left for the airport. I was so sad to see them go!

Luckily, that very day we found a steal of a deal for flights to Houston on Labor Day weekend. I can't wait to see Allie and Kailin's nursing school apartment. And the rest of our families, of course!

We're already dreaming about Spring Break 2012. The Big Apple, maybe? Or perhaps somewhere actually warm...

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for checking out my blog! You look familiar - we are facebook friends at least, so I know we must have met in person at some time or another! I only had time to scroll through a few of your entries, but I loved seeing all the places you visited (I've been begging Tom to take me to the Milkshake Factory for ages!). Also - amazing photos! Hopefully, we'll run into each other in real life sometime!


You are awesome.