Monday, June 22, 2015

Pittsburgh Baby

While the kids had adventures in Oregon and Mexico - we had a great time at convention - Authentic 15!

Pittsburgh is a LOVELY city. We enjoyed our day of sightseeing and the conversations with our taxi drivers.

The evening sessions were all great. The Relational Workshop Session I attended by Ken Sande was fantastic.

It's no surprise to any that know me, that the topics resonated! Authentic purpose, authentic relationships and authentic ministry. Love God - Love others - it all flows from relationship. GREAT messages.

I have NEVER been in a business meeting which accomplished so much in such an organized manner.

Women's Luncheon, Mission's Luncheon, Men's  Luncheon - all great.

Reconnecting with old friends and making new friends - priceless.

I didn't take many photos. I actually didn't take a single one once the convention began.  The day before Authentic 15 officially opened, we went downtown to see what we could find. We didn't see nearly enough - we have added Pittsburgh to our "RV bucket list."  We had JUST spent a couple of weeks studying the Industrial Revolution. Stacia and Zander were disappointed we didn't go to a Carnegie library or museum. It will be fun to go back with them.

Mount Washington - originally a community where factory and mill workers lived
The Monongahela Incline (Mon)  was built in 1870 to transport workers from the mountain to the factories down below....thankful Betsy mentioned this trip to us...

Views from the top....lovely. It was especially fun to imagine Dick proposing to Betsy from up here.

Heinz Field - home the Steelers

Streets reminded us of Tokyo -  a bit wider.
 We had lunch at Shiloh Grill...some yummy pierorgies.
I loved the architecture.

Parsonage directly to the left of the Mount Washington Baptist Church.

We spent quite a bit of time walking....exploring a couple of things we saw from the heights.
Because I'm too lazy to type the info out
We walked across this suspension bridge - and I remembered the big earthquake

PA & Lake Eerie Rail Road
The building looked like a church, as we got closer we discovered it is being used as the Allegheny Courthouse. It was designed by the man who designed Trinity church in we were close.


That's it for sightseeing. We'll go back.

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