Monday, August 1, 2011

Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

Just a friendly reminder, you won't want to miss this. 

AUGUST 20-21, 27-28
SEPTEMBER 3-4-5, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 - 2011
Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day Only!
10:30am - 6:30pm

Rain or Shine / No Pets


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Box: Scott's Pizza

Google street view, (C) Google and all that.

Located just outside of Brier Hill, PA (between Brownsville and Uniontown), on the North side of U.S. Route 40 (don't take the turnpike extension 43 or you'll miss it) across the street from LaFayette cemetery, on the other side of the road from where Show's used to be (if you remember that, you've lived around here a while!), Scott's Pizza is a really excellent place to get lunch. 

This is the kind of place that gets a lot of regulars (of which I am one), and that alone should be a good indicator of the quality of the food.  After all, people might stop once only to discover that the food is horrible and never return, but people keep coming back, that alone speaks volumes. 

What we have here is a rather small roadside pizza shop/Italian food place.  No alcohol is served here (I only mention that because a LOT of small pizza joints are also 6 pack shops, this one is not).  The pizza here is good, certainly won't be the best you've ever had in your life, but it's decent pizza.  Their subs are also very good.  Those are available daily, however I usually get one of their specials.  On Mondays, for example, they usually have Spaghetti and Meatballs, which is VERY good, quite filling (as pasta often is) and it comes with a salad and fresh bread on the side.  Another really good special they sometimes have is their turkey dinner.  It's like a little slice of thanksgiving in a lunch sized portion.  Their little yelllow sign out front (not pictured) will list their special each day. 

So if you're in the area and hungry, stop in, you won't be disappointed.  The parking lot is way larger than it needs to be, and I don't see why it wouldn't accommodate even large trucks, though I don't recall ever seeing many trucks parked there, might be hard to get in and out of with a big rig.  Frequent guests include ambulance drivers/EMT's, police (local and state) and of course employees of nearby businesses. 

Screw Flanders.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fredericktown Ferry

Just a few more recent photos of old `Fred'.  Thing still runs, lots of traffic is now those who live in Washington or Greene county, but work at SCI Fayette.  I think it's about 2 bucks a car now.

The Monongahela river, in all its glory.
Glad we have life boats, you never know.
Yarr!  Etc.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

State Gamelands #238

Interesting little family cemetery on this gamelands.  I was brought here not long ago by... you guess it... geocaching.  Seems like as good a place to die as any.

 Yeah, this was earlier this year for sure.
Another stone
Damaged stone
OMG THE RAPTURE.  Wait no, it's just the sun.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Centralia in the snow

My friend and I always wondered what the mine fire in Centralia would look like in the snow, so earlier this year we went and found out.  It looks a little something like this:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Smallest church in America?

Many boast the claim.  This one is in Georgia.  It's small alright.

 The property is actually deeded to Jesus Christ
Seats about a dozen
 Stained glass and all
 Well maintained
 The pulpit
 A quilt, I guess
 OMG THE RAPTURE!  Er wait, no just sunlight.
Looks even smaller outside.
 But it has a bell tower
No doubt this statue represents some religious figure.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pittsburgh Childrens' Museum

It's a great place to visit if you've got a kid or two.

 It would appear to be howdie doody time.
And they've got slides.
 They're all twisty and whatnot.
And some ancient artifacts on exhibit.
Puppets or something.
What is this I don't even
I know what this is I even.  It's a net.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Smallest church in 48 states?

That's what this Preston County, West Virginia church bills itself as.  I've seen another church claiming to be the smallest in America in Georgia a year and a half ago.  Both seemed of similar size to me.  Anyway, here's this one.

 Smallest mail drop in the USA as well.  Weird hours.
Ahhh stuff and things
Well landscaped.
Plague.  er wait, not Plaque.
Wishing well
If wishes were fishes, they'd die of copper poisoning.
Also inside.
Also also inside.
Also also also inside
Also al.. er no wait, outside again.  And dude, there's my car.
Nice lawn

Thursday, July 21, 2011