After 6 hours of driving… I have finally arrived in Pittsburgh, PA. Tomorrow is the first day of the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo.. I’m so excited, I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight.. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas day to arrive 🙂
Pittsburgh seems like a very nice place to live. I didn’t get a chance to go to the main city area since the expo is in the next town over (Monroeville) but I’ll definitely make to sight see after the expo is over.
In the past Pittsburgh was know as:
a) Iron City
b) Steel City
c) Smoke City
d) Gateway to the West
d) All of the above
If you guested “d”, your correct!!!!
Pittsburgh has such a rich history, it was known as an industrial hub for coal mining and Iron/steel production. It is located at the junction the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at the head of the Ohio River. Pittsburgh was referred to as the “Gateway to the West” in the 1700s. It gave easy navigable waterways with an abundance of natural resources, (coal, timber, natural gas, iron and limestone) that helped Pittsburgh become the industrial center for a growing nation.
You can see the remnant of the industrial history all around the city. I can’t wait to check it out but first stop will be the expo to register and pickup my goodie bag. But after that, there are 10 must see scenic views in Pittsburgh.
I think I will have to at least try to hit the first two; Duquesne Incline and the West End Overlook.
More to come over the next few days…