Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DDoW: Day Three

Today's darkest days of winter activity was to go on a downtown adventure to check out the holiday decorations.  We hopped on the T and headed towards downtown Pittsburgh.

Our first stop was Macy's to check out the windows - and they didn't disappoint.

Then we headed to the holiday village in Market Sq.  We perused the shops and Leo got to choose a cookie from the cookie booth.  There was a kid's chorus performing Christmas carols and Leo really enjoyed it so we pulled up a chair and listened for a while. 

After that, we were quite hungry so we took Leo for a Pittsburgh rite of passage - a Primanti Bros. sandwich. If you aren't familiar, these sandwiches are famous not only for being huge, but but for being served with french fries and coleslaw right on them.  Leo's reaction was pretty much this:

Post lunch we wandered over the PPG ice rink and watched the ice skaters for a bit.  I asked Leo if he wanted to ice-skate and he said, "Maybe when I'm seven."

To round out the adventure we checked out the gingerbread houses and trains in the PPG lobby.  There was also an exhibit about the St. Nicholas story as told all over the world.

The weather was unseasonably warm, making it the perfect day to wander around downtown and Leo (and Zoe, though she napped through much of it) had a great time.  It's beginning to feel a lot like the darkest days of winter.

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