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A Pup-Hike At Coopers Rock

Achievement: #31. Coopers Rock

To celebrate the first weekend where it really felt like autumn, we took a ride down to Coopers Rock State Park, near Morgantown, WV. Layla Grace came along with us, and she turned out to be a natural hiker! Have a look at the scenery. Continue reading

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Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Adventures In Brunching: Kelly’s Riverside Pub

Achievement: #30. Kelly’s in Bridgewater

A search for a mythical brunch locale of the past brought us to an even-more-epic brunch spot of the present. We submit for your consideration: the sandy beach brunch buffet of Kelly’s Riverside Pub. Continue reading

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The Tea House At The Top Of The World

Achievement: #34. Banff Teahouse Hike

While visiting Banff National Park in Canada, we got to go on a one-of-a-kind adventure: we hiked up to the top of a mountain to have tea at the St. Agnes Tea House. Check it out! Continue reading

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Finding Gems At The Hard Rock

Achievement: #55. Wildcard #2

Earlier this month, we were invited to sample a new, locally inspired test menu at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe — and we were *very* pleased with what we found. Come have a closer look! Continue reading

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The Climb To The Top Of The Cathedral Of Learning

Achievement: #94. Climb the Cathedral Stairs

Back in the spring, we undertook a University of Pittsburgh tradition: climbing all 34 flights of stairs in its tallest building, the Cathedral of Learning! Have a look; maybe you’ll…learn something. Continue reading

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A Trek Down To Joshua Tree National Park

Achievement: #86. Joshua Tree Stargazing

While out on our yearly trip to the west coast, we took a detour south to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some stargazing and hiking. While we experienced some complications, we got to see some lovely sights as well. Check it out! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Nature Dancing

Achievement: #5. Inappropriate Dancing

We clear a bit more of the backlog with a slightly overdue inappropriate dancing post. To make up for it, we did *way* more inappropriate dancing than usual! Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Spanish Cheeses (And Hellraiser Puns)

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

We bring to you a fresh installment of Cheese of the Month Club, focused on Spanish cheeses. (And also, because we were watching the movie Hellraiser while eating them, a disturbing amount of Hellraiser wordplay.) Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Fess Parker Apricot-Riesling-Vanilla Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

As we continue in catch-up mode, we present to you the belated April installment of Jelly of the Month Club, featuring a treat we hauled back (ok, mailed back to ourselves) from California. Continue reading

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