Around the Neighborhood

Laura and James and Charlie’s neighborhood.

I’ve noticed a tremendous increase in Halloween decorations in Pittsburgh, too.

Guess people are feeling the spirits?

Giant cat caught my eye
A Cheshire Cat on the porch roof
You can really say it glows
To get a better idea of the scale of that feline

Anna Catherine is 18 Today!

Happy 18th Birthday dear Anna. May your birthday be the beginning of a wonderful new year. Sending much love to you on your day!

You can see how excited we all were the day you were born here in Pittsburgh.

The day you were born at Mercy hospital Pittsburgh
October 10, 2003
September 2021

Q

3 1/2

Rowing on the River

First weekend of October, the Head of the Ohio Regatta hosted by Three Rivers Rowing Association and sponsored by UPMC.

The starting point was Washington’s Landing and the 3.2 mile race ended at the Point where the Allegheny River meets the Monongahela River and forms the Ohio River.

Grandson Michael was in the novice class. He’s in back seat in the 4 man boat. Unfortunately his 8 man boat was unable to race but we photographed his Olentangy Rowing Club teammates in their 8 man boat.

First two photos are taken near the Mazeroski Statue by PNC Park.

Vantage Point for 8 man boats was the Sixteenth Bridge above the Allegheny River.

Michael on far right
Headed up river after the race
After the races

Freight Trains

Trains overhead while walking with a friend on Heritage Trail Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River, Monday morning. I like the sound of a train whistle.

What a surprise to hear the train coming overhead
Metal wheels screeching on the metal tracks
Find the shopping cart

And Saturday night at Sunset- in Ohio. We crossed the tracks just before the red lights flashed and the gates came down. We pulled in the adjacent lot. I got out and filmed the freight train-a short one. It’s almost 2 and a half minutes, start to finish, which is a short freight train.

https://youtu.be/mGX9CXuyfo4Freight Train at Sunset in Ohio