I don't know if I'll ever go back to Pittsburgh. It didn't steel (pun) my heart. It's a fine city, built at the confluence of three rivers and surrounded by hills, but not for me. That's not to say we didn't enjoy ourselves though.
We explored the so called "hipster" neighborhoods that had little reminders of home: flannel and beards. We got a big reminded of home too since Sam, Jeff's girlfriend, was visiting which was a treat for us all. We got to swap our stories for her stories of our friends at home. On our way out of town we grabbed a quick coffee with our friends from home who were randomly passing through, Matt and Catherine. It was a pleasure seeing more familiar faces and got to enjoy their company and appreciate Coincidence's playful hand.
We left Pittsburgh on Sept. 7th more excited for the road ahead than we have been in a while. For the next 6 days we would be on beautiful trails and taking lots of pictures that look the same to the outside eye. I've been looking forward to this for months!