We drove to
We walked EVERYWHERE!
|This will probably be the closest |
I'll ever be to Troy Polamalu!
Saturday morning, we walked to Heinz Field to take the 90 minute tour. Yeah, seeing the luxury box seats was neat, but seeing the locker room was awesome! I mean, the ACTUAL locker room!
|Jack & Sunny hopped over the fence (you can't see)|
and then dropped down to the field from here.
We also went down to the field (and of course it was raining), on the same end my characters (in MY SUNNY VAMPIRE) climb over the fence to get onto the field. It was an interesting experience because it seems so real that they did that and I was giddy with joy. I felt I had gotten the details down right, too. It was just a wonderful experience.
|I can see Sunny running out on this field. |
Of course, it was 3am when she did it!
|I was happy I could answer the first question (on this|
enlarged Trivial Pursuit card), but couldn't understand
why this was on the wall at Peppi's until I saw the last
question (might need to enlarge to read).
After our tour, we walked over to Peppi's for lunch. We love their subs (hubby got the Roethlisburger as usual) and always try to stop there whenever we're in town. We then walked back to our rooms (passing Heinz Field once again) and dropped off the few items I purchased before heading back out. Destination: Downtown.
We walked across the
6th Street Bridge (also called the Robert Clemente Bridge), found 5th Avenue and proceeded to walk to . We made it there about 10 minutes before the Penguins Developmental Camp Scrimmage game. They played two halves and some shootouts. It was fun and over 6000 people were there. Got my picture taken with Iceburgh! Console Energy Center
On the walk back, we went through
Point State Park and walked across the . By this time it was close to 6pm, so we decided to eat at a place we'd never been to before – Jerome Bettis' Grill 36. I had the mini pirogues. Yum, yum! Duquesne Bridge
After dinner, we walked over to Rivers Casino. I actually made my $20 last about 2 hours this time.
Then we walked back to our room (again, passing Heinz Field). We figured we probably walked around 10 miles in all our treks. Yeah, my feet were feeling it, but my legs were doing okay. Even when I woke up the next morning.
It was nice staying in a relatively central location. Of course, we wouldn't have been able to do that if not for the free rooms. On the way home, we stopped at my hubby's Aunt's (in Beech Bottom, WV) to visit (and to give her some of the numerous books I received at some conferences). The whole weekend was so pleasant, even if it did get a little steamy.
So, was your weekend fantabulous, also?