Our final day in Pittsburgh began with a walk through Frick Park, a beautiful wild and wooded park in Ruthe’s neighborhood. Afterward, we drove over to the Carnegie Mellon campus where we said goodbye to Ruthe.
With a few hours to kill before we had to be at the airport, Karen and I walked around the campus (above), back around the University of Pittsburgh campus and happened upon a Primanti Brothers restaurant, the local place to go for the signature Pittsburgh sandwich.
The local spin on the sandwich is to put the fries and coleslaw on the sandwich. Interesting and worth trying once, but I can’t imagine eating them on a regular basis.
That just gave us enough time to head back to the airport to catch our afternoon flight back to Chicago, with a plane change in D.C.–my first “visit” to the capital. I had a good view of the Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln monuments, the Capitol, and what looked to be President Bush’s helicopter fleet. There’s another city waiting for a long weekend.