We had to drive a couple hours from Pittsburgh to State College and I enjoyed the view the entire way. I still can't get over how pretty it is back there.
Here's some of our first glimpses of Pittsburgh
I haven't done any research on this but I'm pretty sure that the combination of peanut butter and chocolate was invented in Pennsylvania. So, of course I had to eat as much as I could from the source.
|Chocolate peanut butter cream pie|
The next morning my brother and I drove to Mamie's Bakery. I almost passed out when I walked in. I can't explain it, their food all just looks so good and they have such a variety. Well, when I did try a donut, I wasn't disappointed. It was so incredible. I'm so glad I don't live there, I'd be in trouble.
We went to this cute little amusement park called Lakemont Park with the whole family and my cousin, Kristine. It was only $5 dollars a person, which I thought was a steal. The kids had so much fun, I'm glad we went.
Yay for cousin time! They'd been waiting so long to play together!
After the amusement park we met up with Uncle Tim and Carol at Texas Hot Dogs.
|Oh so good!!!|
After that we went to visit my grandparents' house. The place I remember visiting the most as a child. Even though they've been gone for 11+ years, it's the first time I'd seen their house without them waving goodbye on the front porch. I was super emotional and sadly didn't get any pictures.
So we went to visit my great grandparents' house. It brought back lots of memories for my mom.
Her older brother was born in this house.
|Back in that garage is where her grandfather did his woodwork. It's also where her grandfather's clock was made.|
|This was the workout room in the hotel. It was pretty cool to see the Penn State influence everywhere. I loved it! It made running on the treadmill just a bit easier. :-)|
The next day we visited Spring Creek Park. I have pictures of me as an 8 year old in this exact location. It was so cool to take my kids to all these places I remember. I wasn't planning on getting in the water so that's why in some of the pictures the girls don't have any pants on. Don't judge.
|Ty showed up from California! After almost two weeks of not seeing him, the girls were missing their daddy.|
|Everyone loves playing with Aunt Wendy!|
We got ready and then headed to go
overwhelm meet my soon to be sister in law. Then to the rehearsal dinner. Afterwards we went back to Matt's house to hang out with him.
|Uncle Ty meets Brooklyn!|
|Uncle Tim really loved getting to know all the girls and vice versa!|
|Everyone loves baby Brooklyn|
|They sure miss Uncle Matt!|
|Pennsylvania was just too much for Ty :-)|
P.S. This is my 300th post! Kinda cool, huh?