Category: - NM&AZ 2011
 
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Marsha, Anne and Mr, Rogers
We love staying at the Boyd’s house in Pittsburgh when we are venturing out or returning from roadtrips.   The guest accommodations are superb (a separate first floor suite) in their cozy Pennsylvania stone home surrounded by perennial gardens. 

At this time of year gazing out the back windows down the valley you see what seems to be hundreds of shades of green on the budding trees that stretch to the horizon.   We talked happily about our travels, our children, our favorite activities.   They are about to travel to Ethiopia to visit one of their daughters who is in the Peace Corps.  

Today,  Ann and I (Marsha) headed out early to the Andy Warhol Museum.  Warhol (Warhola) was a Pittsburgh native.   This small museum displays a variety of Warhol’s work.   Outlandish and jarring as it is you leave with an appreciation of how Warhol and pop art changed the way we view what is art.  

Lunch at Primanti Bros. in the Strip District where the cole slaw and French fries are included in the sandwich rather than next to it.

Harry met us at the Senator John Heinz History Center where we stayed the entire afternoon.    It celebrates Pittsburgh’s place in American history and it’s continuing role as a center for innovation.  Housed in a building that once served as a storage facility for ice cut from nearby Lake Chautauqua.   Later it was a warehouse for Heinz foods whose original factories are across the river.

Along with the exhibits relating to Pittsburgh glass, the steel industry and all those 57 varieties there is serious history about the French and Indian War and Lewis and Clark.

One interesting exhibit was Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania
We all enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Great dinner at the Cross Keys Inn – dating from the 1850’s.  The food was terrific – as was the company.