Sunday, February 3, 2008
Darrell and Paula take a "time out"
Darrell had an awards banquet on the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, so we made it a weekend by getting a babysitter for the kids (Thanks Maura!!!!), getting a hotel room, and staying in Pittsburgh for the weekend. It was also Darrell's birthday present to me...a weekend away. Maura told the kids as we were leaving that "Mommy and Daddy are going on a time-out!" The Gateway Clipper is actually a fleet of boats that travel up and down the three rivers of Pittsburgh. Here's where I had to learn more about Pittsburgh: the three rivers are the Monongahela (say that three times fast!), the Alleghany, and the Ohio. The Monongahela and Alleghany rivers flow together in downtown Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River (which Darrell likes to ask - why is it named the Ohio River when it starts in Pennsylvania???) Anyway, there was dinner and dancing and cool sights to be seen as we cruised the rivers of Pittsburgh.