My efforts at magically becoming the Dog Whisperer Pack Leader have been met with mixed results. In spite of this picture, "the walk" is going relatively well. This one was taken at the end of a second walk of the day and enough was enough. We have our nightly battles as to whether I will be the chew toy. They've become a little shorter. This is definitely a worthwhile summer adventure. There has been progress.
I think Mr. Sophanne looks like he's fighting hazardous waste. Really he's just pimped out for weed eating. What a guy.
The adventure to the big 'burg was a moderate success. We caught the trolley in South Hills Village and rode it to Gateway Center. As Magalena pointed out, the science center looked a lot closer on the map. Here I am on the Ft. Duquesne Bridge. The Science Center and Heinz Field are off in the distance. The Titanic exhibit was good if you like that sort of thing. I would have been fine watching the whole business on a Discovery Channel special.
Carnegie Science Center is just a little "young" for the 13 yo set. There was a Lionel Train exhibit that held our attention and a tour of the U.S.S. Requin which reaffirmed what I already suspected- submarine life would not be for me. The Three Rivers Arts Festival was going on but our dogs were tired and we headed home.
The best part of the adventure WAS adventuring and laughing with the eighth grade sense of humor. After seeing "How's My Driving?" bumper sticker things deteriorated into imagining kindergarteners with signs that said "How's my coloring? Call 1-800-BITEMEE" The worst part of the adventuring was watching her "shut down" as she saw the day coming to an end. Thus, there will be more adventures.