Good morning, live from the computer room at the Pittsburgh Airport Holiday Inn.
I got into Pittsburgh more or less uneventfully. (Your directions were fine, Cassie.) It was a bit of a jam coming through town... it looked like a parking lot outside the Ft Pitt Tunnel, so I called an audible... I decided to make a break for it and go up Rt 51, "through The Rocks", this time, on purpose! (That's McKee's Rocks, to non-Pittsburghers).
There was one glitch that's been bothering me... I noticed right before I took off on the trip, that the Check Engine light was on. Shit! Just what I need.
Everything seemed to be functioning OK and I checked my manual, which said that it didn't mean everything was automatically screwed... it had to stay of for a couple of trip cycles. So in other words, I'm gone! It wouldn't be serious unless it started flashing. It's probably the gas cap, (which I checked) or from when I changed the air filter. The Jiffy Lube guy warned me that if I didn't get the lid closed tight, I might get the light. I checked that this morning, slamming down the cover tight, and lo and behold, the light went off. Problem solved.
Had our customary family fish sandwich at Segnari's ("table for 13, please") and then walked over to check out the site for tomorrow's Darwinfish Fry at Anthony Jr's. It looks like a fine place for a gathering of mild-mannered bloggers. I don't know how the group of us will do, but we'll find out.
Spent the evening at my Aunt's place, sitting on the deck, drinking Iron City Lights, nibbling cheese, pepperoni and crackers, cookies, and watching my brother and brother-in-law break my Aunt's heart by tearing into 3 different boxes of Tasty Kakes.
Also spent about an hour talking with my nephew, Daniel, about the wonders of AC/DC and 80's rock in general. You Tube is so helpful for such conversations.
Today we're looking to go visit The Strip District. (Non-Pittsburghers, that's not what you think... it's a big outdoor market lined with all kinds of shops and eateries.) Afterwards, it's the OTHER big event of the weekend, my parents' 50th Anniversary dinner, or as I've been calling in, "Geezenpalooza."
D-fish Fryers... cant' wait to meet you all tomorrow!