Unique Streets: 13
Miles Walked: 3.14
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Bailey Avenue, Grandview Park Access Road, Beltzhoover Avenue, Bailey Park Lane, McLain Street, Allen Street, Ceres Way, Emerald Street, Arlington Avenue, Manton Way, Industry Street, E. Warrington Avenue, Estella Avenue, Kingsboro Street, Pasadena Street, Eureka Street, Iberia Street, Aleppo Way, Lethans Way, Haberman Avenue, Secane Avenue, Laclede Street, Armour Way, Harwood Street, Regal Way, Kathleen Street, Cushman Street, Kenova Street
Today was Johnny’s last walk before school. I’m going to miss walking with him but I’ll be glad when I can walk further on my own.
We parked on Bailey Avenue in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh and took in the vista from Emerald View Park.
After a few shots, we walked on a “street” that I’d missed when I walked here back in May: Bailey Park Lane. It’s easy to miss as it is driveway for two houses. How it got a name and other, longer alleys don’t is beyond me.
Walking on McLain, we saw a street sign for a street that simply did not exist here. It does further down the hill, and I’ve walked it. But here, it is not (at least anymore.)
We saw two instances of profane graffiti and I won’t post the pictures here. You can click through to the Google Photos Album to see them if you wish. One of the important words was misspelled on a garage door and Johnny said even he knew how to spell that word correctly.
In Allentown near the Police station, we saw a few interesting murals and Johnny added his special touch.
Further down on Manton, we saw a house that had Christmas and Independence Day decorations up. I quietly pointed it out to Johnny since their door was open and he said (yelled) “LOOK MOM! THAT CREEPY DOOR IS FOR HALLOWEEN!” I shushed him but a woman came out and agreed that the door was creepy. She pulled it open so Johnny could see that it opened to a walkway between her house and the neighbors’. She then told us that we should walk around the side to see her Drive-In Movie set up in her back yard. We did and we were impressed.
We got onto E. Warrington Avenue and started walking down the hill towards Beltzhoover. This flyer caught my eye because of the age description.
Then, we spotted a true relic and I had to tell Johnny all about payphones. It was QUITE DEAD.
Near the Warrington Recreation Center, we found a spray park. No one was there because the weather was a bit chilly. We turned it on and watched the water flow.
Summer is nearing an end but not if these flowers on Pasadena Street have anything to say about it.
On Armour Way, I tried to distract Johnny from the steep climb by telling him about these ventilation towers for the Liberty Tubes. We were standing right on top of the tunnel.
Johnny was running out of gas but we had to go up to get back to our car.
“The calmest puppy in the world” (Johnny’s words) gave us silent encouragement as we we went up and up and up.
Finally we got to the car and we were hungry. We went to Redbeards and had some lunch. Afterwards, we walked to the Grandview overlook.