January 23, 2013
We started the day with a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum. It is in a fantastic building and of course, his paintings are fantastic in so many ways. The place was full of people and it seemed like it that was normal! Here's a picture of the building.
We spent a couple of hours there and then went for lunch across the street at the Hangar restaurant. It is located in the local downtown airport, so we sat out on the balcony and watched little planes come and go as we ate.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. A great park with native plants and animals right in the heart of the city. It is beside a lake so there are the waterbirds and animals as well as the dry land ones. We saw a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a couple of racoons, and many different water birds.
After we had supper at home, we drove back downtown to attend a play called "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson. It was done in a small theatre with a great set. It was showing the lives of black people in the 1930s in Pittsburgh. Very intense, very well done, and almost 3 hours long!