Flight 93, Fort Necessity and Pittsburgh

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We had a busy day today.  We started out with a scenic drive to the Flight 93 National Memorial crash site. It was very beautiful drive but expensive...$12.60 in tolls.  The site was very somber.  They have a wall with names of all the victims.  There is also a boulder that shows where the plane crashed.  It crashed upside down.  How scary.

After that we drove down a very twisty, turny road to Fort Necessity. George Washington lost here.  The battle was in 1754 against the French and American Indians.  It was actually pretty interesting.  We got to see a historic weapons demonstrations so that is cool.  

We had another scenic drive to Pittsburgh. Down the mountains, over the rivers, up the mountains.  Very cool.  We checked into our hotel on the north shore of Pittsburgh. We have a nice view of downtown.  We are staying at
The Priory Hotel began its existence in 1888 as The St. Mary’s Priory. It is very nice.

After that we venture to Station Square, a old train station transformed into a shopping area.  We had a nice dinner and walked around the riverfront. We took the 
The Monongahela Incline, built by John Endres in 1870. It is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the USA.  The view from the top was great.  And after the sunset the view was even better!

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