The Strip District in Pittsburgh is called that because it's a strip of stores and businesses that are a mixture of restaurants, farmer's markets, and souvenirs. It has Wholey's Fish, meat markets, Steelers gear, Peppi's sandwiches, a 'chocolate' store, and just about anything else that can be imagined. It reminds us of the flea market in Hawaii or the Pier in Seattle....but on a much smaller scale.
Anyway, it is a fun place to walk around--- preferrably on a warm and sunny day. We happened to go there for our P-day on Monday. The temperature was around 50 degrees which is an improvement over the past several days. The wind was blowing though, and so it seemed much colder. We have heard so much about "The Strip" from elders and members that Pat, especially, wanted to get the shopping bug out of her system.
cute young couple had parked their van by where we were standing and she introduced herself and told us they were from Ohio and were members of the church. We felt an instant friendship with them. Three of their children were in the car. They had come to Pittsburgh on a spring break vacation. We talked for a few minutes and they asked our advice about what to see and do while in Pittsburgh. Seeing the age of their children, we both said immediately---"The Carnegie Science Center". We just got through becoming "MUSEUM MEMBERS" a couple of
Since we were about ready to leave anyway, we offered to meet them at the Science Center. They were so grateful and it was so fun for us. It really made our P-day extra special and we felt we were able to be a small part of Heavenly Father just trying to bless a beautiful young family. We just got such a kick out of being at the right place at the right time!
Janie told us that she does digital scrapbooking and so she sent us a scrapbook page of the fun that they had the rest of the afternoon.
THIS WAS DEFINITELY A P-DAY TO REMEMBER!