Happy New Year!
We stayed home for New Year's Eve.
New Year's day we spent in Pittsburgh.
My husband has been wanting to visit the casino.
The Rivers Casino is fairly new to the city.
We decided to spend the night in a hotel and make it a mini get away.
( or Christmas recovery trip!)
I'm not interested in gambling. I packed up my camera and new tripod.
The top photo is from our hotel room window.
It was an overcast day with high winds.
I got a few "okay" shots.
Pittsburgh is the city of bridges.
If I'm remembering correctly I think the bridges were painted yellow for a movie.
Possibly for the movie Inspector Gadget with Mattew Broderick.
You may not know this but Pittsburgh is a movie town.
A new Batman movie was filmed here last summer.
Tom Cruise spent the fall in the city filming a movie.
It's common to here on our local news reports which streets in the city are shutdown for movie shoots.
Pittsburgh is also a city moving in a green direction.
The Heinz family has a foundation that promotes "green construction " projects.
The hotel we stayed in had something new.
When you entered the hotel room you stuck your hotel key in a slot that turned the lights on.
When you left the room you pulled the key out and out went the lights.
From my hotel window I had a limited view.
I did manage to snap a few pictures using the tripod.
We didn't win any money at the casino.
My husband did come home with a small hangover.
He had a really good time
and that's what counts!