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Scaling Valencia Peak

Achievement: #100. Valencia Peak Hike

Our trips out west are all about the food, the wine, and the hiking (the third helps us earn the first two). Valencia Peak is strenuous enough to cover your breakfast AND lunch! Have a look. Continue reading

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Getting To Know The Biblical Botanical Garden

Achievement: #6. Biblical Botanical Garden

We took a trip to Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden in Oakland, a small site dedicated to the plant life showcased in the Bible. It was a beautiful place, and we highly suggest you try it come spring! Continue reading

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Bonsai! It’s Another Awesome Flower Show At Phipps!

Achievement: #16. See 2 Phipps Flower Shows

For our second trip to Phipps this year, we chose to tour the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show. We got some great photos, so come check them out! Continue reading

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The Phipps Winter Flower Show

Achievement: #16. See 2 Phipps Flower Shows

Sometimes, pictures say even more than words. Come view our photo blog of the Phipps Winter Flower Show! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: September Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

September brought some of the biggest, fullest farm share boxes of the season! It was a bit of a challenge to use everything we got, but we made it work! Continue reading

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Filed under #26, #26-13, baking, booze, buy fresh buy local, cocktails, cooking, CSA, dessert, flowers, french food, indian food, pasta

Phipps Friday Nights Are Gorgeous!

Achievement: #14. Phipps Friday Nights

If you’ve ever wanted to step inside Pan’s Labyrinth (without Doug Jones chasing you down in full creeper mode, that is), you’re in luck: you can do just that every Friday night at Phipps Conservatory. Continue reading

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Hangin’ With The Gargoyles At Phipps Conservatory

Achievement: #61. Go to Phipps

Phipps Conservatory is a fantastic little Pittsburgh gem in Schenley Park where you can go to see an amazing collection of plants and flowers. I know it may not sound all that interesting, but I assure you, Phipps is more … Continue reading

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