Tuesday was our first day on the road. It was pouring when we left but it was early and we crossed over the Queenston Lewiston bridge at 9:30 am. Heading south on I-90 our first pit stop found us at Grove City.
This mythical shopping meca only has 3% sales tax and a big outlet mall. The trade off isn’t too bad for cross border shopping trip and only 3 1/2hrs away. Having not bought anything new for months Steve and I were unaffected.
Day one ended in Pittsburgh – basically everywhere you looked there were bridges. We tried the local cuisine which is a very white bread (omg I cant remember the last time we ate WHITE bread but whatever!) loaded with meat, cheese, coleslaw and French fries. This mini heart attack also came with a SIDE of french fries…this experience wasn’t impressive enough to overcome the guilt of eating fries with a side of fries on white bread!
Pittsburgh also has possibly the best and biggest restaurant / bar area EVER. South Side Flats makes New Orleans look like it’s baby sister. I don’t think I would be exaggerating when I say it was a 10 + blocks of bars one beside the other.
How do they all co-exist?
Might have something to do with local University students 😉
So that was Day One with 526 km under our belt.