We traveled south on interstate 79 and arrived at Mountaintop Campground in Millerstown, PA. The campground stands atop a coal refuse pile, but is a nice site with lots of open grassy space.
Our location gave us an opportunity to visit our friends Jim and Linda Farmerie (photo) in their new condo in Valencia, PA. It was fun to get together with these friends from 25 years ago and update each other on our lives and the lives of their three boys and our two boys. Linda cooked a great meal reflecting the skill that her son, Brad, credits as his inspiration for becoming an executive chef in Manhattan.
On Friday morning I drove to the airport and picked up "Da Boys." Each year John Gustafson, Duane Ross, Jim Spivey and I get together in a major league city for a weekend of baseball and touring. During this weekend we visited Primanti Brothers Restaurant and The Strip District, The Heinz Museum, The Warhol Museum (photo), Mount Washington (photo), and The Fort Pitt Museum in addition to seeing two Pirate games and helping them defeat the New York Mets. Da Boys really liked Pittsburgh.
On Monday we moved south of Pittsburgh to the KOA at Madison and had a great visit with Nancy and Dick Smeltz (photo) that included dinner at their home, and visits to Falling Waters (Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in the woods)(photo) and lunch at the Seven Springs Ski Resort.
So, it has been a fun-filled time in Pittsburgh and now we are going to head east into Pennsylvania to my dad's hometown, Alexandria.