Monday, July 5, 2010

***** Celebrating Independence Day ****** on the *north shore* in Pittsburgh, PA

Patiently waiting for the fireworks as the sun goes down on the city. The fireworks were pretty awesome, but this view of the river with the boats and the skyline as the sun sets .. I just love it !

What a better way to celebrate Independence Day than to watch the all American sport of baseball with the home team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. And we won the game we played with the Phillies, with a score of 8 to 5 ! YEA! Let's Go Bucs !

And to be able to have this freedom, we salute our troops, past and present and future !

My son on the left and my grandson. My son is holding the mascot, the Parrot. These plush toys were given away to all the children at the game. Darn, they wouldn't give me one !

A view of the skyline of Pittsburgh from inside the ballpark.

We were able to meet up with my nephew and his wife at the game. Cellphones are great for getting in touch !

We had dinner after the game and after a two hour wait at Jerome's restaurant.. He is a retired Pittsburgh Steeler Football player. This restaurant is near both the ballpark and the Steeler stadium on the North Side.

The incline going to Mt. Washington, a suburb of Pittsburgh, is on the left of the photo. The Bayer ad is a lighted bulletin board on the side of the hill near the incline. The incline is the two rows of lights going up the hill.

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It was a very pleasant , but very warm day ! The weather was great all weekend actually. We left early in the morning to be able to find a place to park before it got crowded. Over half a million people congregate here on the fourth of July !

Before the fireworks began, there was a skydiving show and a boat race at the Regatta.

There is something for everyone on the North Shore along the river of Pittsburgh. There is the Carneige Science Center, the new Rivers Casino, a walkway along the river for walking or riding bikes, and the Ballparks, PNC and Heinz field.