My flight out of Miami was delayed 2.5 hours. I spent the time in the Admirals Club at MIA, arriving in Pittsburgh much later than expected. It’s about 45-minute cab ride to hotel downtown, and near the end you go through a tunnel that opens out to show the expanse of downtown Pittsburgh. A ‘wow!’ moment.
I met up with my great friend Char again – my room buddy for this conference, as she has been for many prior conferences. It was great to see her again (after three years). She’s looking terrific (she had a kidney transplant last June and this is her first foray back into travelling and conferences).
We went out to dinner with Alan and Nicky (two people we both know from past STC and WritersUA conferences) to a great downtown restaurant called ‘Meat and Potatoes’. Terrific food! Great company, lots of laughs.
After dinner they took us up to the top of Mt Washington (via the Duquesne Incline – an old funicular railway that I was glad I didn’t see in the daytime as it was very steep). The view from the top of Pittsburgh at night was just spectacular. Thanks Alan and Nicky!
More photos from Pittsburgh: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157651247017857/