Archive for August, 2010


Kayak Pittsburgh

August 7, 2010

8/7/2010 – Saturday, we rented our kayaks under the Roberto Clemente Bridge on the north shore of the Allegheny River by PNC park



Paddled past Heinz field and down to the Ohio River

Looking south toward Chad’s office building (Hatch, Mott and MacDonald) with the Duquesne Incline (1877) in the background.


Point State Park from the Monongahela River – paddled on 3 Rivers


Downtown Pittsburgh from the Allegheny River


Chad and Liz from the Grandview Saloon at the top of the Duquesne Incline


8/8/2010 – Drove to visit friends in NE Ohio and stopped at the President William McKinley National Memorial in Niles, OH


8/9/2010 – On the way back to Springfield, stopped at the David Berger National Memorial in Beachwood, OH.  David was an American lawyer who immigrated to Israel and was competing as a weight lifter at the 1972 Olympics in Munich Germany when he was killed, along with ten other athletes, by Palestinian terrorists


First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton, OH – there are two buildings, the first was the home of Ida Saxton McKinley.  The William McKinley family lived in this house for 12 years before they moved to Washington DC.  The second building (old bank building) is one block away and is seven stories high.  It is used as a visitor’s center and also houses the National First Ladies library.