Spring Break 2014…a look back


Okay, it has been way too long since Spring Break, but at least I am finally getting around to writing a post about it!

Ashley and I took a train to Washington D.C. and my brother picked us up and drove us to Pittsburgh! Going north is not exactly the ideal thing to do during Spring Break, but Ashley and I both like Pittsburgh so braving the cold was worth it! I’m actually tempted to just post links to Ashley’s post(s) about Spring Break, but I feel like I should tell it from my own perspective.

We arrived in Pittsburgh Saturday Evening and just relaxed after the long day of traveling. On Sunday, we went to church with my family and then to lunch at The Grandview Saloon on Mount Washington. Mount Washington has a beautiful view of the Pittsburgh skyline and the restaurant was on the hillside with large glass windows to give a grand view of Pittsburgh. Ashley and I brought our camera of course and I actually used my Nikon Coolpix L100 for the first time this year. In the gallery later, refer to the metadata to see which pictures were taken with the Coolpix and which were taken with the D3200. So while we waited for our food I messed around with the camera(s).

A picture of Pittsburgh with my Vivitar Wide-Angle Lens attached.
A picture of Pittsburgh with my Vivitar Wide-Angle Lens attached.
A picture of my Nikon Coolpix L100.
A picture of my Nikon Coolpix L100.

After lunch, we headed over to the top of the Duquesne Incline and took pictures from the observation deck.

The view from the Duquesne Incline is always nice, but I look forward to coming back during the summer when they sky and city look warmer (color and temperature).

The Pittsburgh skyline with one of the cars of the Duquesne Incline in the foreground.
The Pittsburgh skyline with one of the cars of the Duquesne Incline in the foreground.

Through the rest of our time in the Pittsburgh area, we were able to see the Son of God movie as well as explore downtown some more. We also went on a covered bridge tour starting in Mingo Creek County Park and our adventures around rural Pennsylvania brought us across some interesting animals including zebras, wildebeests, camels, and a jaguar.

On one day, I wanted to get pictures of all of my family members’ eyes, even my cat, Chipotle. Getting a picture of Chipotle’s eye was difficult because he was outside and wouldn’t stay still! But look in the gallery to see the attempts and to see everyone else’s eyes as well. Ashley and I drove home on Thursday and I went back to school to work on Friday. My best Spring Break yet!

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