Happy Sunday blogworld!! Today is Charlie’s last day of vacation. Tomorrow we go back to the old routine.
I was planning a run this morning but when I woke up it was pouring outside. So to the gym I went. I have not really been to the gym that much in the past few weeks but it was a nice change of pace. I did a mix of cardio (Stairclimber, Elliptical and Running) and I did a little free weights before ending with some stretching.
For breakfast this morning I decided to give my old friend oat bran a try. I have been avoiding it as it is not recommended for people that have a gluten/wheat intolerance. I cooked the oats bran on the stove with water and lots of cinnamon. During the cooking process I mashed in a banana – this makes the mix super creamy and fluffy.
After the oat bran reached the desired consistency, I added a few frozen strawberries. Once into the bowl I topped it with fresh blueberries and raspberries (I picked them myself on Friday afternoon) and a drizzle of PB2.
My tummy feels good so far but only time will tell if there is going to be any ill effects – I’ll keep you posted.
Are you ready for PA Trip recap #3? Here goes.
On Sunday we headed into the city for a Just Ducky Tour of Pittsburg. We have these tours in Boston too but we have never been on one so I was super excited to see how these crazy machines work.
The guided tour starts with a drive around the city in a DUKW. It is an amphibious truck built by General Motors Corporation during WWII for transporting goods and soldiers over land and water. D stands for 1942 U stands for utility K stands for front wheel drive and W stands for two rear driving axles.
The water is chlorinated so splashing around on the steps is permitted. As soon as D saw this he wanted to join in the fun. Unfortunately the tour did not make pit stops along the way.
There was a Pirates game going on when we approached the stadium.
We also saw the home of the Pittsburg Steelers – Heinz Field.
After spending some time touring the city streets, the tour vehicle then enters the water for a view of the city at a different angle.
Guess who got the drive the boat?
Ahoy, Mateys! It is Captain D.
You really do get a great view of the city.
And its surroundings.
The D man started to get a bit drowsy – driving the boat was tough work.
After the Duck Tour we headed up the street to the Monongahela Incline.
For a very small fee you can ride the incline up to the street above.
Where you get the most amazing views of the city.
I love all the bridges.
You can see for miles. Notice that there are even more bridges in the distance.
We even got a better view of Heinz Field.
It was a fun filled day packed with Pittsburg goodness. If you are in a new city I highly recommend checking out a local tour. We learned some great things about the city and got to see a lot of great architecture.
There is still more PA details to be shared with you all. I am telling you, this trip was nonstop fun.