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A Tale of Two Missions

Achievement: #97. California Mission Photography

In other throwback post, we recap our springtime tour of a couple of the old Spanish missions in the Central Coast of California. Check out the sights! Continue reading

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Heinz Chapel Tours Are Fun, Free, & Educational

Achievement: #67. Visit Heinz Chapel

If you’re looking for free and educational, we’d suggest taking a guided tour of Heinz Chapel in Oakland. We learned a lot, and boy, are those stained glass windows magnificent! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Holy Angels in Wilmerding

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Pro-tip: there are two Holy Angels churches in the immediate Pittsburgh area, and both of them have delicious fish frys. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Our Lady of Victory

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Fish frys are even more fun when you get to learn about a different type of church along the way. We got to enjoy traditional Lebanese cuisine alongside our fried fish at Our Lady of Victory Maronite Church. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Victor’s

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Our next Lenten Fish Fry adventure took us waaaaay out the Orange Belt to a land called Bairdford, but the delicious meal made every single mile and wrong turn worth it! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Regis

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Stop what you’re doing. Get to Oakland. Eat fish.

(Okay, okay. Read this post first, THEN stop what you’re doing, and follow the above directions, because today is your last chance this Lenten season to eat at St. Regis.) Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Holy Angels

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

You don’t have to be as dedicated as us to go off the beaten path for your Friday fish fry – we did the hard navigational work for you! Just take our advice and hit up Holy Angels in Hays for one of the best fish frys around. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Madonna del Castello

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Pop quiz: what’s the best part of the Lenten season? Answer: FISH FRY MADNESS! So we’re trucking around the city in search of the best fish fry in all of Pittsburgh. This is stop number one. Continue reading

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St. Rosalia Church Festival & The Birth of Beaufurb

Achievement: #23. Firehall or Church Bingo | #28. Take Pictures of a Silly Mascot in 10 Famous Places

Last night, we went to our first church bingo! Oh yes, I did just say first, notably as opposed to only, because playing bingo in the basement of the St. Rosalia parish last night reawakened a secret, inner church bingo … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Church Photography: The Oakland Edition

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Alright, I’m not going to lie, I was scrambling to get these last three churches. I couldn’t fail this Achievement two years in a row! (We did fail in 2009… I don’t think we have a single church picture!) So … Continue reading

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