2020 is proving to be a very special year. But even before the world fell down and we got trapped in our houses, 2020 was a special year because it’s a leap year! And February 29th fell on a Saturday, which happened to be my weekend off, and it happened to be the most gorgeous day in Pittsburgh.
So, we did what any normal human would do on such a day and…… we went all around town and leapt in front of famous Pittsburgh landmarks.
We started our journey up on Mt. Washington, one of the most beautiful and famous Pittsburgh tourist locations. Did I mention it was beautiful out this day??
We met this nice family of sisters who were getting together for the first time in 10 years, and they were inspired by our leaps and had us take a photo of them leaping as well.
For our next stop, we headed down the mountain and crossed the river to visit the Mr. Rogers statue.
It was particularly windy, especially down by the river. But that didn’t prevent us from busting out our sweaters for this shot.
Stop #3 was just a short walk away AND it counts as a second Achievement – yup. We *finally* visited the Immaculate Reception monument on the North Shore.
Of course, we were not about to let the other classic Pittsburgh sports heroes go ignored, so we headed down the river a bit to the Clemente Bridge.
Sigh. On this day, we thought we were just a short time away from the home opener. Tears.
After departing the North Side, we headed into Schenley Park for a nice view of one of the coolest buildings in the whole city, the Cathedral of Learning.
And then we traveled into the heart of Oakland for one final shot, leaping in front of the famous Dippy the Dinosaur outside the Carnegie Library.
We could not have asked for better weather for our Leap Day adventure, and we had such a blast traveling all around the city to see these beloved Pittsburgh sights. And we look forward to day when the lockdowns are behind us and we will have another reason to leap!