Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens

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A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh catching up with some friends from campus and did a little exploring, it’s funny how when you visit your school / second home in the summer how different it is and feels. I spent a really relaxing weekend soaking up the sun, and exploring new places including this Pittsburgh must see find.

We visited the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden the last weekend of July so unfortunately some of the must-see stops were closed and they were working on the five senses exhibit & the bees were too active to see them too. So, we both agreed we had to come back when they were open in the fall. I had such a fun time looking at all the different flowers, plants and trees and doing a little mini hike through the Pennsylvania woods.

My favorite part was the Japanese Gardens, which had this gorgeous pond with lily pads and these pink and white blooming lilies. I also loved the stepping rocks in the pond, taking in all the sculptures and seeing dragonflies. It was just so peaceful, and I could have sat on the dock near the pond all day snapping away taking photos.

It was kind of hot out but it was such a beautiful Sunday afternoon spent in the gardens and just being one with nature and my surroundings. There weren’t very many people there so it was perfect and I believe it cost $7 dollars to get in. If you are looking for other things to do in Pittsburgh you can check out my travel guide.

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Hope everyone is having a fantastic week and a wonderful Thursday. If there are any fall or going back to school posts you would like to see do not hesitate to leave a comment below.



Pittsburgh Travel Guide

I have an amazing opportunity to be able to go to a university that is right outside a major city. A city that is known for things like Ketchup, back-to-back Stanley Cup Champs, home of the Steelers, icons like Mr. Rogers and a steel city stronger than most. Being able to go to school just twenty minutes away from Downtown Pittsburgh is amazing because I get to spend the day like today adventuring. Locations like PNC Park (Home of the Pirates), the yellow bridges and the rivers that run throughout the city.

The other day I drove into the city and was able to take some breathtaking photos, that I had to share with Y’all. So what better way than to share my travel guide and must-dos of the city of Pittsburgh.

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p.s. This list is always changing and being updated, check back regularly to see the places I have added and been that I totally recommend anyone that visits the city.



Weekend Recap

This last weekend before finals my grandma and my mom came up to visit and of course what another way to show them around my college campus and lovely city than spending the afternoon watching American’s favorite pastime. I had such a fun day walking around downtown Pittsburgh and watching the Pirates try to keep up with those dang Yankees, (it was close until the 8th inning when New York scored 5 runs). No matter the score or whoever is playing I can always watch a game of baseball in rain or shine, sunny or plain windy and cloudy. I was born with a passion for a game played on a diamond surrounded by an outfield of grass.

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One of my goals in life on my bucket list is to visit every MLB baseball stadium in both the American and National league, so far I can cross off the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Spreading Sprinkles & Sparkles,