Pittsburgh River Rescue

Fortunately it’s a timed challenge practice drill and not a real rescue situation on the Ohio River yesterday. These men and women do important and difficult work.

I’d taken two grandkids to the Carnegie Science Center and we had just toured the submarine docked behind the Center.

Watching the diver dive into the river while tethered to the rope as it unfurled, was something to see.  Another diver waited on deck, ready to help if diver one got into trouble.

You have to be a paramedic first before any further training can begin. The instructor was patient and answered all Jack’s questions.

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“USS Requin, a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named after the requin, French for shark. Since 1990 it has been a museum ship at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”. Wikipedia

Solar Power Dragonflies and the Moon

IMG_2248IMG_2255IMG_2298IMG_2312IMG_2301Solar Powered Dragonflies. They keep changing colors.

A dot of moon on the right.

Night time view at Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank’s. You can see two of Uncle Frank’s vintage cars he’s restored.

When we pulled up to the stop sign, we saw Kennywood  Fireworks at seemingly eye level because their street is up so high.

 

Rounding the Corner Pittsburgh Marathon Mile 21

Rounding the corner Pittsburgh Marathon Mile 21.  From the archives.  Sorry to not identify  runner- he was a leader by a large margin.    Weekly Photo Challenge is Corner- Highland Avenue and Bryant Street

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Look in Opening Credits for “Friends” Apartment Building

Corner. Photo Challenge

Friends (TV show) Apartment Building

Bedford and Grove Streets corner. Greenwich Village. New York City.  You see tour groups checking it out, snapping photos.  So that’s exactly what we did when we were visiting my sister in NYC Thanksgiving 2015.

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La Esquina, New York City

CORNER   Ben H. at WordPress created the weekly photo challenge

La Esquina, New York City  114 Kenmare Street,  Soho – seemed a perfect response.

I was standing catty-corner(ed), watching traffic whiz by, taking a few photographs when I was visiting my sister.corner4 762corner3 761cornercorner2 760

I’m not in NYC today- from the archives.

At a Florida Farmstand

On my recent trip to Florida-

offerings at a farmstand you don’t see in Pittsburgh

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So many people have a peanut allergy but, I found a recipe for how to boil peanuts 

if you’re interested.