Before I say a word about the awful drive, I just want to say thank you again for all of your sweet comments on yesterday’s post. It was such a warm welcome back; you guys are the best!
Driving from Jersey to Wisconsin was the worst aspect of the move. I am not a fan of driving; generally Jon drives everywhere and I’m happy to be in the passenger seat. But to move here, we needed both of our cars, envision a mini caravan of NJ licence plated Subarus on the highway. It took us three days, averaging about six hours of driving per day. By the end of the journey, I couldn’t even be happy that it was over and we were here, I was so furious that it had happened at all. The only thing I enjoyed about the trip was our overnight stay in Pittsburgh.
Jon has some friends who live in an old brewery that’s been converted to art studios/living spaces. The roof has grills, a garden, and an amazing view of the city. I’d never been to Pittsburgh before, and we were there for less than 24 hours, but I may have fallen in love with it a bit. It’s nestled in between a few rivers and surrounding hills. It also has a nice mix of somewhat modern architecture and old brick buildings. And the bridges: there are so many and each one is more visually appealing than the next.
We didn’t do much while there, except rest and eat, but we did manage to head to “the strip” which is host to a public market (only on Saturdays so we missed it), as well as a plethora of specialty food stores. We bought a bunch of cheeses, olives, and cured meats, as well as some dried goods, like black beluga lentils (my new favorite). We also ate at Pamela’s diner, and had the strawberry hot cakes, which were incredible.
Overall, the drive was dreadful, but this little Pitt stop, made it slightly more bearable. And while I’m looking forward to finding myself in Pittsburgh again, I think I might fly there next time.