Thursday, July 1, 2010

The farewell tour

So it's like this.
The career opportunity I've been wanting for a very long time, in the city where I grew up suddenly fell into my lap. It happened so quickly I'm still not sure it actually did happen. I'm astonished. And excited.
And leaving Pittsburgh.
I'm not a native of the Steel City, but my husband is, which is how I was lucky enough to come to live here. And while I've spent the better part of the last decade here, I don't know if I ever got to know Pittsburgh as well as I should have. There are a lot of things you're "supposed" to do when you get here that I just haven't done. Partly because I married someone who's been here and done that, but partly because I was always thinking of living in Pittsburgh as a temporary arrangement. I feel sort of bad about that now, because Pittsburgh has become very much a second home to me. I have nothing bad at all to say about the people of this city. They're super.
I don't start at the new job until August. So for the next month, I'm going to make a list of things in Pittsburgh I either haven't done, or things I want to do once more before the move, and try to do as many of them as I can, time and budget permitting.
First things first:
  • I've never been to Kennywood. (I KNOW!)
  • I've never eaten at Primanti's (I was a vegetarian until pretty recently).
  • I want to watch a last baseball game at PNC Park (I've at least done that). The only drawback there is it'll have to involve the Pirates.
I welcome suggestions of what other things I ought to experience before the move.