Here We Go!

17 Jan
In honor of the Steelers rocking the playoff game against the Ravens, I’m posting “The Pittsburgh Bucket List.” One hundred things that you need to do in order to call yourself a true Pittsburgh-er.  I put an X beside the ones that I’ve accomplished so far.  There are lots more that I’d love to do & a few that I probably won’t– (I think it’s too late for number 75).  How many could you check off?
Here we go!
1) ( X) You’ve gone to a Steeler game
2) ( ) You skipped school to go to the Pirates home opener. I never skipped school.  Not even on Senior Skip Day. 
3) ( X) Been on a date in Pittsburgh.
4) ( ) Been to a Penguins Stanley Cup playoff game.


5) ( X) Been to a Pirates game.

6) ( ) Been to a Pitt football or basketball game.
7) ( X) Took a picture of Pittsburgh from a Mt. Washington overlook.
8) ( X) Been in, or even on the ledge of the fountain at Point State Park.
9) ( X) Been lost some where in Pittsburgh.  More than once.  I am directionally impaired.  I usually can’t find my way out of a wet paper bag.
10) ( ) Saw the buffalo herd at South Park.  There are buffalo in South Park!?!  I gotta see this!
11) ( ) Attended the “free” fair at South Park Fairgrounds.
12) (X ) Visited Washington, PA.
13) ( X) Swam in one of the 3 rivers.
14) ( ) Been to the 3 Rivers Arts Festival.
15) ( X) Experienced local live music.
16) ( X) Eaten a Primanti’s sandwich. Yum!  Primanti’s!
17) ( ) Eaten at the “O”.
18) ( ) Been to the top of the US Steel Building.
19) ( ) Been to the top of the Cathedral of Learning.
20) ( ) Spent a night at 7 Springs.
21) (X ) Been “down Market Square”.
22) ( ) Attended 1 of 6 Steelers Super Bowl Parades.  Not yet, but if they win this year, I’M GOING!  Who’s with me?!?!
23) ( X) Partied in the Strip District.
24) ( ) Toured the Iron City Brewery.

25) ( ) Drank an Iron.
26) ( X) Explored the Carnegie Science Center.
27) ( ) Saw the trains at Buhl Planeterium.
28) ( X) Been to the Pittsburgh Zoo.
29) ( X) Been to Station Square.
30) ( ) Watched the Car Races at Schenley Park.
31) ( ) Seen a concert at Hartwood Acres.
32)(X ) Been fishing in the 3 rivers.
33 (X ) Held your breath driving through any Pittsburgh tunnel.   I am the reigning champion of tunnel-breath-holding.
34) ( X) Been called or called someone a “jagoff”.  I have a shirt with the definition of a jagoff.  I’m counting this.
35 ( X) Been to a non-athletic event at Mellon Arena.
36 ( ) Been to a Steeler game at Forbes Field.
37)( ) Been to a Steeler game at Pitt Stadium.
38) ( X) Been to a rock concert at 3 Rivers Stadium.  NSync = Rock concert.  Yes?
39) ( X) Been to Heinz Field.  I’ve even been on a tour with my third graders a few years ago.  Awesome & highly recommended!
40) ( ) Partied on the South Side.
41) ( ) Shopped on Walnut Street.
42) (X ) Enjoyed the beauty of Falling Water.
43) ( ) Went white water rafting at Ohiopyle
44) (X ) Scaled Mount Washington on the incline.  I hate when they tell you how old the incline is when you’re about halfway up on a tour.  Yeesh.
45) ( X) Been on a cruise on one of the Gateway Clipper fleet boats.  Oh, the BCCC Dinner/Dance.
46) ( ) Been on a “Just Ducky” tour bus.
47) ( ) Traveled the city by trolley.
48) ( ) Traveled the city by PAT bus.
49) ( X) Seen the Pittsburgh Ballet.
50) ( ) Seen the Pittsburgh Symphony
51) ( X) Been to Kennywood Park.

52) (X ) Eaten fries at “The Potato Patch”.
53) ( ) Rode the “Racing Whippet” at West View Park.
54) ( X) Truly believe in the power of the Terrible Towel.  It’s magical.  True story.
55) ( ) Hiked or camped in the State Game lands
56) ( ) Seen a movie being filmed in Pittsburgh.
57) ( X) Been to Cleveland.
58 ( X) Been to State College.
59)( ) Used a bike or motorcycle for transportation in the Burgh.
60)( X) Fed Pigeons downtown.  I have also been chased by a rogue goose downtown.  We were on a field trip.  My students found it hilarious.
61) ( ) Been to the Pittsburgh Aviary.  I was supposed to go on a field trip to the Aviary in fourth grade.  I pretended to be sick so I wouldn’t have to go.  Birds seriously creep me out.
62) ( ) Seen the flowers at Phipps Conservatory.
63) ( ) Participated in First Night.
64) (X ) Watched planes take off from the airport.
65) ( ) Been ice skating on a pond/lake/river that is not an ice rink.
66) ( ) Been water-skiing on the three rivers.
67) (X ) Been to Hidden Valley.
68) ( ) Met a movie or tv star in Pittsburgh.
69 (X ) Been to Zelienople.
70) ( ) Swam in Lake Arthur.
71) ( ) Fished in North Park Lake.
72) ( ) Been to the Andy Warhol museum.
73) (X ) Been to the Carnegie Museum.
74) ( ) Parented a child in Pittsburgh.
75) ( ) Married in Pittsburgh.
76) ( ) Will never leave Pittsburgh (other than for a vacation).
77) ( ) Born in Pittsburgh.
78) ( ) Driven through the Blue Mountain Tunnel on the turnpike.
79) (X ) Been to Lake Erie.
80) (X ) Been to a drive-in.
81) (X ) Enjoy Islay’s “chipped ham”.
82) ( ) You’ve owned a house in Pittsburgh.
83) ( ) You attented a high school football game on a Friday night in Pittsburgh.
84) ( ) You attended at least 10 Pirate games over the last 17 years.
85) ( X) You saw a home Steeler playoff game.  Saw it, yes.  On television.
86) ( ) You saw the Pirates play a World Series game.
87) (X) You attended a Steelers training camp at St. Vincent’s.
88) ( ) You attended a Pirates spring training game in Bradenton.
89) ( ) You attended a Penguins practice at Southpointe Ice-o-plex.
90) ( X) Rode the Thunderbolt at Kennywood.
91) ( ) Toured the Heinz plant and got a pickle pin.
92) ( ) Visited St. Anthony’s Chapel on Troy Hill.
93) (X ) Tailgated at a Steeler game.
94) ( ) Been to the County Airport.
95) ( X) Been to Storybook Forest.
96) (X ) Ice skated at PPG Place.
97) ( ) Went swimming at Dormont Pool.
98) ( ) Ate at Beto’s Pizza on Banksville Road.
99) ( ) Ate a fish sandwich at Wholey’s in the Strip.
100) ( X) Met either Myron Cope, Bob Prince, Bill Hillgrove or Mike Lange.  I met Brett Keisel.  That counts…right?
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