Our sweet moms, Janie (Dave's mom) and Paula (my mom) came to visit us last weekend. It was our first round of visitors and we had an absolute blast! I must say, our moms are the best! They are so fun because they want to know all about Pittsburgh now that we are here. They also love hanging out with each other, something Dave and I consider a huge blessing! We are thankful to have sweet friends up here who had filled us in on the best places to take out-of towners. It all worked out great and we got to try some new things too!
Our moms arrived Thursday evening ~ we were excited to take them to the Cheesecake Factory (a Buchanan/Drennan favorite). We had to make it quick because Dave had a soccer game that night. We had fun watching him and the rest of the Dale team play indoor soccer. It was a great way for our mom's to meet lots of our co-workers. ;-)
Friday, they were on their own and I must say, they did a fantastic job of getting around! Pittsburgh is a tough city to drive in because it is very difficult to turn around if you miss an exit/turn. They picked us up for lunch and we found a spot showing the KU game - go Jayhawks! They won!!
Later in the afternoon, we hit up the outlet malls by our office. They were great and kind of started the shopping trend for the weekend. Sweet Dave was wonderful - so supportive, but the shopping didn't really stop until Saturday night. We hit up Shadyside and Southside - it was SO much fun!!
Saturday night was a big treat! I don't know if you remember us talking about the Inclines in Pittsburgh, but we tried it for the first time. The Inclines take you from the top of Mount Washington to our street (down several blocks) or vice versa. There are several cool restaurants on top of the mountain. So we took the Incline up and walked to our restaurant, Monterey Bay (http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/pittsburgh). It was delicious seafood!! The crab cakes rivaled Trulucks, one of my very favorites.
Here is us on the Duquesne Incline...It was built in 1877! Its a cute little trolley and you can see all of downtown Pittsburgh as you go up. Really neat!
Janie and Dave
Dave and Me
Mom and me
Here is us at the top before we walked to the restaurant. It was so fun and really a neat opportunity to take advantage of something special about our new home.
Our moms are the greatest! They were so fun to have up and treated us a million times over. Thank you both so much for coming and we hope it isn't long before you come back!! Much love, Kristen and Dave