One-Liner Wednesday – Where?

Part of our birthday present to Faith was a weekend road-trip to Pittsburgh for a Pirates baseball game and some other ‘burgh stuff. For the ballgame, we parked on the west side of the Monongahela River and took the Gateway Clipper to PNC Park.

This was also the weekend of the Pittsburgh Regatta. When we bought our Clipper Shuttle tickets they told us that, in order to avoid the regatta boats, the shuttle would dock at Heinz Field instead of PNC Park (about ½ mile walk). When we turned around the Point and headed up the Allegheny, the boat kept going and docked at PNC Park.

As we disembarked, I asked the deckhand if they would be picking us up at PNC, or Heinz. His response was comforting:

“When the game is over, if we’re not here, check up there.”

We got lucky, traffic on the river let them bring our ride home right to the PNC dock. I used to work on those boats and we love riding on them. It’s the best way to get to a ball game.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. You can follow this link to see the one-liners from the other participants. The gallery is mostly photos from the boat. You can click on any of them to start a slide show.

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  1. Happy belated birthday to Faith! Glad you were able to enjoy a sport’s day in Pittsburgh, Dan, with a relaxing ride on the boat and being among your fellow Pirates fans. Looks like you all had an awesome time.

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  2. A father-daughter day sounds like a wonderful birthday gift <3 Great selfie of the two of you!
    My favourite photo is the one taken from under the Ft. Pitt Bridge. Love the composition and lines of this photo :)

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    1. Thanks Joanne. We had a great time. The composition in that photo is due to the moving boat more than the photographer, but I like it too. I was surprised when I saw it. Initially, I was worried that I had waited too long, as I knew we had moved under the bridge.

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    1. Thanks. The GPS was questionable this weekend, as there were some significant road closures that were only announced last week. We had to look a couple things up on a map, and then force the GPS’s hand by exiting the highway and driving to the point where she stopped trying to get us to get back on.

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    1. Thanks! Those fish seemed to know when dinner was over on that nightly cruise. I’d never seen a fish eat things that big before. A gig glob of congealed potato and cheese? No problem for those bad boys.

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  3. PNC Park looks really pleasant. Three Rivers, not so much. I went to Three Rivers years ago (circa 1986) and, while it wasn’t a bad experience, there were very few fans in the park and it just didn’t feel right. PNC looks a lot friendlier.

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    1. I preferred Forbes Field to Three Rivers. Three Rivers wasn’t horrible for football, but it was awful for baseball, especially if you were in the cheap seats, where every infield pop-up looked like a home run. The Pirates will never fill 50,000+ seats. PNC is comfy-small and really has some nice seats for not a lot of money. I will be sharing some photos from the game at some point, but there were too many to pile them in today.

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    1. Thanks! I asked Faith to reply to your comment. It might take a while. She’s always on the lookout for gear. It’s funny, I rarely take selfies. I took that one but I texted Faith last night to ask her if she could send it to me. She did, and then I realized it was my photo 🙁

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    1. Thanks Jennie. They’ve been running that shuttle since 1970. I worked for them in 1971, when they ran a shuttle to the old Three Rivers Stadium. When they built Three Rivers, they included a boat dock specifically for the Clipper fleet. This was all part of a “riverfront recapture” project that was promoted by John Connelly,

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  4. I love the fact you book a Clipper (boat) shuttle and you also took amazing photos of the whole experience. Fish included! It was a remarkable demonstration of how close you and Faith are. I liked the night city scape and the “Sisters.” Those bridges are beautiful, Dan.

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