Unique Streets: 64
Miles Walked: 7.64
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Devonshire Street, Clyde Street, Ellsworth Avenue, Ellsworth Terrace, Wally Way, Bayard Street, Bayard Place, N. Neville Street, Wallingford Street, Enfield Street, Baum Boulevard, Glenn Way, May Way, Maripoe Street, March Way, Morewood Avenue, Fitzgerald Street, Hemingway Street, Broughton Street, Leonard Street, Bayard Road, Amberson Avenue, Shadyside Lane, Amberson Place, Castleman Street, Pembroke Place, Pitcairn Place, Colonial Place, Moorhead Place, Ellsworth Place, Saint James Place, Saint James Terrace, VonLent Place, S. Aiken Avenue, Walnut Street, Telephone Way, Copeland Street, Elmer Street, Telegraph Way, Bellefonte Street, Filbert Street, Tara Way, Culloden Way, Urn Way, Ivy Street, S. Negley Avenue, Summerlea Street, Alder Way, Rosary Way, Holden Street, Maryland Avenue, Akron Way, College Street, Felix Way, Spahr Street, Lamont Place, Elwood Street, Osterburg Way, Tulip Way, Howe Street, Kentucky Avenue, Salem Way, Fred Way, Myrtle Way, Comet Way, Temple Way, Equator Way, Irene Way, Westminster Place, School House Lane, Canterbury Lane.
I walked with Amy again today. It’s rare that she gets two days off in a row so we took advantage of it. The weather was beautiful. Sunny and in the mid-80s.
We parked near the Rodef Shalom congregation near the CMU campus. Trees and flowers and flowering trees were showing off all over.
This walk was welcomingly flat especially after our almost nine mile hill trek yesterday in Overbrook/Carrick. Despite the lack of hills, there was still a lot to see. Like possibly the weirdest thing I’ve seen on a Pittsburgh street.
We entered Bloomfield and found a very messed up street.
On Morewood, we found these rocks forming the letters: ELB.
I researched newspapers.com to see if this house (135 Morewood) used to be some sort of club because it was very large. I didn’t find anything like that but I found at least three ads saying someone lost jewelry and a reward would be had if the items were returned to this address. Maybe the forgetful resident put their initials here so they would know when they were home.
After our short foray into Bloomfield, we made it back into Shadyside and had a lot of fun looking at the magnificent houses and their landscaping.
I was jealous of this lemon tree. I’ve had mine for 4 years and while it is pretty huge, I’ve never gotten any lemons from it.
After about 5.5 miles, we stopped at Shady Grove for some lunch and both got tacos.
The short streets of the business district allowed us to mark a lot of streets off my list in a short period of time. The alleys were just a bonus.
In one such alley (Felix, I think) we saw this house surprised from what I can only guess is an eyebrow wax gone awry.
We ended up near the border of East Liberty for just long enough to get some cool shots.
We got back to the part of Fifth Avenue that is filled with mansions like this…
and views of the Cathedral like this:
We were about a quarter mile from the car when we saw in the distance, police motorcycles blocking off traffic for an entourage of buses.
Being nebby, we wanted to see what the big fuss was about. We started running. I told Amy we couldn’t stop because there were people watching. So we kept running to the car. Great walk (run)!