Category Archives: autumn

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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Pumpkin Patches (And More) At Triple B Farms

Achievement: #94. Pumpkin Patch

We took a trip down to Elizabeth to visit Triple B Farms — and boy, was this place adorable! It had a great pumpkin patch, tasty jams and jellies in the gift shop, and also a ton of fun pumpkin sculptures! Take a tour with us. Continue reading

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Riding The GAP: Connellsville To Rockwood

Achievement: #75. Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail

Day 2 of the GAP Trail: all the rain, hills, and anger you could ever ask for, in a single 47-mile package! Continue reading

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Riding The GAP: Pittsburgh To Connellsville

Achievement: #75. Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail

Come and follow us as we embark on our wildest achievement yet: a six-day, 334-mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Will we make it? Will DC even be open when we arrive? Only time will tell. For now, enjoy Leg One of our trek! Continue reading

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The Covered Bridges Of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Achievement: #35. Covered Bridge Tour | #6. 5 Diners | #72. Fall Foliage Documentary Part Two

Before we lost the very last of the gorgeous fall foliage colors, we wanted to make our trek out to Washington County, PA for the covered bridge tour. Last year, we got our feet wet with the smaller, 4-bridge, Eastern tour, but this year, we went for broke, taking on the 13 bridges and 89 miles of the Southwest Covered Bridge Tour. Continue reading

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In Which We Photobomb Nature

Achievement: #10. Popping into the Frame Series

While we are the sort of couple who enjoys a nice, classy dinner with a fancy bottle of wine, we are also the sort of couple who, from time to time, rewatches old skits from Saturday Night Live and then reenacts them as if they really happened to us. I mean, mostly the thing about the nice bottles of wine, but… sometimes, we just can’t help it. Digital Shorts happen. Continue reading

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Cake From The Funnel (And Illegal Photography) At Penn’s Colony

Achievement: #87. Go to Penn’s Colony

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the three years we’ve been doing our Achievements list, it’s that things are not always as magical as we expect them to be. Occasionally, coffeeshops don’t list their winter hours when they should. … Continue reading

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An Ohiopyle Daytrip

Achievement: #10. Spend a day at Ohiopyle

As it tends to happen every year (or at least the two years we’ve been doing this), we wind up scrambling a bit for completions in the last month or two of the year. Really, I’d wanted to do this … Continue reading

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Views From The Eliza Furnace Bike Trail

Achievement: #15. Bike the Eliza Furnace Trail

You may not have been aware, but Pittsburgh is apparently an up-and-coming place for cyclists. In recent years, much has been done to expand the bike paths available, and also to add bike lanes to frequently-traveled roads in the city. … Continue reading

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