Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekend Getaway

Where did we go?


Well, we went through this tunnel


Saw this bridge


And this cathedral



Which was near this museum


which our motel window looked directly out over.


Our youngest son was in a bodybuilding competition here this weekend, and it was the first time I'd been to one of his events.


Anyone want to guess what city we were in?

There is so much variety in my life: one day we are picking wild greens on a quiet country mountain, and a couple days later we are in a major city watching a professional bodybuilder competition.

 
I was amazed to see so many people in such fit condition in one place--it's stunning, I can tell you. And encouraging.

Today we enjoyed a leisurely trip back, with brunch on the way, and then home to get the firepit going for an evening hot dog roast with another son and his family. This was a simple meal tonight--hot dogs, cantaloupe, strawberries, tortilla chips and salsa, sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, some Pinot Noir, and roasted marshmallows for dessert. Delicious, few dishes and no pots and pans to wash. It was a perfect ending to an interesting and relaxing Mother's Day weekend.

I hope your Mother's Day was a good one with good times and many memories made.

15 comments:

Nance said...

Annapolis, Maryland?

Granny Sue said...

Not quite, although this city is known for its bridges and 3 rivers.

TheresaandJay said...

Okay, I know where you went, but I cheat! :) Jay and I went there once to see Pattie his sister in a play. It is an interesting place with the industrial history. I was amazed at the buildings that were still covered in black dust, although I imagine by now it has been cleaned off. Love and hugs.

Granny Sue said...

Theresa, it's a beautiful city these days. although loss o the steel industry really hurt economically, the city has re-invented itself and now it's as busy as it ever was, and without the black coating from the coal and steel industry. I want to go back and just be a tourist for a weekend. Been there several times storytelling and to the airport, but I've never had the opportunity to stay and enjoy it.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Granny Sue -- Had no idea where you were by the photos. One city looks the same to me as the other. Your end of day dinner sounded refreshing. -- barbara

Granny Sue said...

You know, Barbara, that is so true. I love the architecture of old downtowns, but they do ten to look alike.

This was Pittsburgh, in the University area. The city had some bad years but it's pulling out of it and is thriving these days. A lot of arts activity too, which is excellent in my book.

Nance said...

oh, Sue! Once I read "steel" I knew it was Pittsburgh! A day late and a dollar short! That's me!

I would have enjoyed that evening meal with you too -- nothing better than a roasted weenie. Can we still say that? We always had weiner roasts, when I was a kid -- weenie roasts. Sounds like the perfect ending to your day.

Granny Sue said...

Funny, Nance, I typed in weenie, and changed it to hot dog because I wondered if anyone knew what it was!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Pittsburg looks like a pretty city. My son just turned down a job in the steel industry there in favor of one here in Edmonton, AB. Now I won't get to see P'burg.

Your Mother's Day dinner is exactly what I'm having for my birthday dinner tonight at my daughter's place. Love roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. There'll be birthday cake too, of course.

Nance said...

just us old fogies, Sue, that know the real name for roasting hot dogs. I'm quite sure it is not politically correct to say "weenie roast" anymore. lol

Nance said...

just us old fogies, Sue, that know the real name for roasting hot dogs. I'm quite sure it is not politically correct to say "weenie roast" anymore. lol

Anonymous said...

sue, I asked some questions on the "wild flower" blog of yours, just a few days ago. I don't know how else to flag that entry!

Rowan said...

I had to read all the comments because I needed to know what city it was:) I had no hope of guessing myself of course. I wish I'd been around for your supper - hot dogs, strawberries and toasted marshmallows sound wonderful.

Granny Sue said...

Pat, thank you for commenting. Sometimes simple is best, isn't it? Happy birthday!

Granny Sue said...

Here's a virtual marshmallow, Rowan :)

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