Unique Streets: 24
Miles Walked: 5.77
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Sampsonia Way, Federal Street, Parkhurst Street, Hazlip Way, Hemlock Street, Boyle Street, Lang Way, McCrory Way, Fountain Street, Shockoe Way, McKirdy Way, Sandusky Street, Shears Way, Porterfield Street, Press Way, Loraine Street, Eloise Street, Reddour Street, Brim Way, Butterfield Way, McNary Way, Fireman Way, Jacksonia Street, Veto Street, Monterey Street, N. Taylor Avenue, Mimosa Way, Buena Vista Street, Ridge Place, Merchant Street, Martindale Street, Scotland Street, Tony Dorsett Drive, N. Shore Drive, Fort Duquesne Bridge, Commonwealth Place, Fort Duquesne Boulevard, 6th Street Bridge, Range Way, E. General Robinson Street, E. Commons, Montgomery Place, W. Montgomery Avenue, Citron Way
Today was the first of many (I hope) summer walks with Sophia, Johnny, and Amy. We started out with the plan to walk a bit in the North Side and then head over to the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Looking back, it was probably a bit ambitious for their untrained legs. We parked near Federal Street and meandered some of the streets that sit between Fineview and Allegheny Commons Park West. Sophia and I nibbled on mulberries from every tree we passed under (Johnny and Amy were suspicious of them) and were tempted to try these fruits that look like cherries. I have never seen a cherry tree in someone’s yard and wasn’t 100% sure that’s what it was.
George and I had visited Randyland last month and I realized that Johnny had never been. So we went. Afterall, kids of all ages love Randland.
After some fun, we walked through Allegheny Commons Park West. Half a dozen pups were frolicking in the off-leash section of the park.
We were getting hungry, so we stopped at Southern Tier Brewing Company in the North Shore. The weather was beautiful so we had lunch outside in the Beer Garden. The kids had some more fun.
We played some games too.
After lunch, we walked across the Fort Duquesne Bridge and walked along the Allegheny to access The Arts Festival happening in Point State Park.
The fountain at the Point provided a perfect photo op and a bonus cooling effect.
We all admired the view from the confluence.
Why do boys constantly dab in pictures? Jokes on him, I’ll be showing these at his wedding.
While walking on where the old Fort Duquesne walls were, a ghost tried to call someone using Siri on my phone. 👻
We wandered around the Arts Festival and I bought two paintings from Artist & Illustrator Lex Covato.
They were in one of the first booths I entered and because I had to carry them, I didn’t get many pictures on the way back to the car.
We took the Roberto Clemente/6th Street Bridge back to the North Shore and got a photo with “The Great One.”
The whining started soon after this picture right around Montgomery Place but thankfully, we were very near the car. Both kids were pooped and for good reason. We walked 5.77 miles on their first official summer walk.