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Kinzua: We Look Into The Abyss

Achievement: #15. Kinzua Bridge

We took a day trip up into the Allegheny National Forest to see the wreckage of the Kinzua Bridge. It’s a downright awe-inspiring sight, and a testament to the power of nature. Check it out! Continue reading


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A Festive Fiestaware Factory Tour

Achievement: #80. Visit the Fiestaware Factory

In yet another achievement inspired by the documentaries of Pittsburgh icon Rick Sebak, we trek west out to Newell, WV to take a factory tour at the Homer Laughlin China Company — aka, the makers of Fiestaware! Check out the rainbow-colored results! 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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Dave Matthews Band At Alpine Valley

Achievement: #77. See DMB at Least Twice

It’s no secret that we’re crazy about our Dave Matthews Band shows, and this year, we re-visited our 2010 Achievement of planning to see them at least twice. As it turned out, we got to attend 4 shows on the … Continue reading

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