We arrived in Pburgh around 7:15. Unpacked a few things and we gathered on the porch before dinner. Our hosts graciously fed us delicious pizza from a local place. I believe it was Napoli. Our hosts have been very informative. The youngest son biked cross country last year, and the mom drove across the country when she was young. So it was interesting to hear about their experiences.
The house was quaint. Located in a quite part of the city, a more of a suburban type area as they had a free standing home. We slept in their partially finished basement. Their neighbor wrote the movie St. Elmo’s Fire, which was about that particular neighborhood. The main female character still also lives in the neighborhood.
Tomorrow we are going to spend a little more time in Pittsburgh, actually walking around. We will leave in the late afternoon and head to Detroit. Detroit is gonna be just a sleeping place as we have heard the city is very dangerous.
I am still in disbelief that this is happening and of the generous hospitality of strangers.
“I always believed in the kindness of strangers.” – Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire