One Last Trip to Pittsburgh
Berlin, OH/Pittsburgh, PA - Events of Tuesday, September 23 to Friday, September 25, 2015
In the past, we have always taken the motor home to Pittsburgh for a week or so around the end of September for our annual doctor visits. We parked on the RV pad next to Lora and J. Michael's garage. For the first time this year we condensed our appointments into just a few days, left the 5th wheel in Ohio, drove the truck to Pittsburgh and stayed in Lora and J. Michael's guest bedroom.
We left Berlin early last Tuesday morning and headed straight to our first appointment - a cleaning and a checkup at the dentist for Margery. With a good report, we then headed to Lora and J. Michael's house after a quick stop for lunch at Qdoba.
We were happy to see Lora and J. Michael, but we were especially happy to see Lydia. Even with the passing of only a week or so, we can see changes in Lydia since we saw her last. Her latest thing is to want to sit on the couch or on the chair next to you like a "big girl" rather than on your lap.
Paul's dentist appointment was Wednesday morning. In the early afternoon, we both had our annual medical checkups. We're both good to go for another year.
Thursday was Paul's birthday. Instead of a birthday cake, Lora got Paul some chocolate chip cookies when she went shopping on Wednesday morning. They looked too yummy to wait until Thursday to try them, so we had them for dessert on Wednesday even though it was a day early. Lydia liked them, too.
With our scheduled appointments completed, we had made arrangements to take Paul's step mom out to lunch at Bella Frutteto on Thursday. Bella Frutetto is located in a small strip mall in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They have a number of good sandwiches, wraps and paninis for lunch that include house-made chips, regular fries, sweet potato fries or a salad of baby greens for about $9 to $11.
After dinner Thursday evening, Lora got out the bubble machine we got for Lydia's birthday party. Lydia likes chasing the bubbles and feeling them pop on her face.
Trying to get good photos of Lydia with the fast-moving bubbles was a challenge, especially with the dogs also chasing the bubbles. However, Lora got the amazing shot below with her cell phone.
We were scheduled to head back to Berlin on Friday afternoon, but first we had a special outing scheduled for the morning. We'll tell you about it in our next post.