Summer is over. Today is the first day of autumn.
Can we take a look back before diving into the first pile of fall leaves?
In the burgh...road trip to Ohio, we returned to Pittsburgh, where we were happy to continue enjoying our time with Bethany, Max, and Poppy.
So many activities! There's so much to do in Pittsburgh, and we chose some of our favorites; Ralph and Bethany went to a Pirates game, and Bethany and I saw the play, Sunset Boulevard.
The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are fantastic.
We walked past the dinosaurs
And spent a lot of time with the rocks and minerals, bugs, and hands-on exhibits.
|Reading science books with Grampa Ralph|
|Don't be a dodo!|
|Monet's Water Lilies|
Seeing great art in person is mind and soul enhancing!
While Bethany and Max stayed home and painted their front porch (HUGE JOB!), Ralph and Poppy and I went to the zoo. Imagine the San Diego Zoo and the Monterey Aquarium combined, and you have the scope and presentation of the Pittsburgh Zoo, but with better visibility. Poppy knows her zoo, and gave us a great, relaxed tour.
|Perched on a (replica) anthill, listening to the lions roar.|
|Petting a snake. First time for Grampa!|
|Sitting on a sea lion. This photo is for Uncle Joe.|
|Riding the turtle racers.|
Other activities included:
|Another round of miniature golf.|
|A gorgeous day on the river thanks to B&M's friend, Chad.|
|Fun at the pool and the playground.|
|Science exploration at the library.|
|Slip & Slide in the backyard.|
Some of our favorite times, though, were just hanging out with Bethany and Max and Poppy, reading, playing games, talking and laughing together.
Love you, little family! Can't wait to see you at Christmas!