An Afternoon in Pittsburgh

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[caption id="attachment_16596" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Welcome to Pittsburgh[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16593" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh[/caption] As noted in my previous post about Prosperity/Canonsburg/Washington areas of Pennsylvania (see post HERE), we took an afternoon with my wife's sister and her family to take a drive around Pittsburgh.  Obviously, an afternoon does no justice to a large beautiful city like this, but that was all the time we had. Fortunately, I have been to Pittsburgh before and have knocked out a few places worth visiting (see my post which includes some Pittsburgh sites HERE). [caption id="attachment_16603" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Bridges in Pittsburgh[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16594" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Crossing into Pittsburgh[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16621" align="alignleft" width="223"] The PPG Glass Castle (One PPG Place) in downtown Pittsburgh[/caption] Our drive took us past the amazing glass…
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Vintage Neon Everywhere

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[caption id="attachment_6800" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Old Mojo Gas Sign - Rock Springs, Wyoming[/caption] Everywhere I go I see old neon.  These signs remind me of the my youthful days in the 1960s and 70s when we traveled.  Alas, for many, the only signs they see are the same unoriginal fast food, gas station and motel chain signs all over the place.  But, in the by gone days there were few McDonald's and Motel 6 spots.  Instead, there were the little cozy motels with the old metal chairs in the front and the unique neon signs.  There were the local burger joints with their big shiny signs.  And there were the drive in movie theaters and the downtown theatres with their unique names.  Here is a trip down memory lane with neon…
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