Unique Streets: 20
Miles Walked: 3.52
Street Names: McBride Street, U Way, Fredanna Street, V Way, Halchess Street, Mohrbach Street, W Way, Century Avenue, Cosmos Street, McElhinny Avenue, Rose Arbor Place, Orchid Place, Orchid Street, Nollhill Street, Placid Street, Z Way, Y Way, Naugle Street, Branch Way, Mifflin Road
Today, Johnny and I took a walk in Lincoln Place, a neighborhood I’d never heard of before I started walking all of the streets in Pittsburgh. Lincoln Place is mainly residential and sits nestled between West Mifflin and New Homestead in the southeast section of the city. The day was promising to be hot and Johnny’s complaints about it started immediately upon exiting the car. Since summer began, I have been limited in how far I can walk when Johnny is with me. This walk was gearing up to be more of the same when a light bulb went off in my head: “Hey, Johnny. Why don’t you open up Pokemon Go and see if there are any around here?”
He opened up the app and perked up instantaneously. His whines transformed into facts about different pokemon. His pace picked up. He was excited to walk so that we could hit more Pokestops.
He had his face in his phone a lot of the time (until it died) but at least he was walking.
On V Way (part of a series of letter streets: U, V, W, X, Y, Z) we noticed two yards with strange collections:
While we searched for Pokemon, we saw real life critters: squirrels, cats, dogs, turkeys, deer, and groundhogs. Every other house had a pool and most yards were meticulously manicured. We walked through a cemetery and Johnny was a little scared by it.
Even with Pokemon Go, Johnny was getting tired. He sat on corners while I walked some of the streets by myself. He totally missed this beautiful tree on Naugle Street.
We finally got to walk on Z Way and saw that one of the signs was completely eaten up by a tree!
We had a long climb back up McBride and rewarded ourselves with lunch at the Blue Dust in Homestead. Johnny enjoyed his Grilled Cheese.