FINALLY!

11753691_10203288948463466_1793553358712137328_nI was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.

When I was a little girl… my Mom would take us downtown to shop at Gimbles and Joseph Hornes. These stores  are long gone now.

Every time we were in downtown Pittsburgh… I would look up at Mt. Washington and see “train like boxes” going up and down the mountain.   I wanted to ride those “train like boxes” very badly.

Fast forward to Summer 2015!

I mentioned to sweet, sweet man… that I never rode the inclines on Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. Next thing I know,  we are on our way down to Pittsburgh.

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We started here… The Monongahela Incline. Easily accessible from Station Square.

11825050_1599922933601848_3817601820206687449_nHere it comes!

IMG_5905We hop in!

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We ride to the top…
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It’s beautiful at the top of Mt. Washington. Up the street from here we enjoyed a lovely lunch.

Of course I took pictures of the view at the top!

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Beautiful Pittsburgh.

But what goes up… must come down!

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We took  the Duquesne Incline down.
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We climb in!
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The ride down was fabulous!

I, my friends…

FINALLY

Got to ride the INCLINES!

I have checked one more thing off my Bucket List!

If you wish to read about the Pittsburgh Inclines…

Please click below.

Monongahela Incline

Duquesne Incline

Thank You for coming along and riding the inclines with me.

Have you ever rode the Pittsburgh Inclines?

Do you have a Bucket List?

Until Next Time   ~Nancy

42 thoughts on “FINALLY!

  1. I know so little about Pittsburgh and it’s relatively close but certainly didn’t know it had a mountain (blush). So nice that your sweet man likes making your dreams come true.

    1. He surely does! Yes… Mt. Washington is probably a “hill” to most. It was called Coal Hill long ago. But as a little girl… Mt. Washington was a MOUNTAIN in my eyes. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. Yes I am… Going to head out for a walk in a moment or two. It has cooled down after the rain we got. but first, COFFEE and some reading and viewing. 🙂

  2. Yay, for sweet, sweet man 🙂 And thumbs up for finally getting the ride you wanted! Yes, I’ve actually ridden the Duquesne Incline way back in the summer of 2004. Very cool thing to do, and you’re right, the view from atop is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your “ride,”
    Nancy! Love the photos, especially of Pittsburgh from up high 🙂

    1. It most certainly was! Sweet, sweet man took many of his clients on the incline when they came into Pittsburgh for meetings. If you look at the skyline… sweet, sweet man worked in the tall one that looks like a gothic castle.

    1. I am so glad I introduced you to Pittsburgh, Ingrid!
      Pittsburgh like Cleveland, Ohio have made a name for themselves. They have changed considerably. First Off they have become beautiful! Secondly they are Big Foodie Cities. Thirdly they are big sports towns. I enjoy both cities and their skylines very much! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  3. I have not had that opportunity, but you sure made it seem like a fun thing to do. 🙂 Yes, I have a bucket list, and it is always a good thing to check something off like you did. If I get to Pittsburgh, I will for sure take a ride. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Pittsburgh is a big foodie town as well. Lots of great restaurants! As well as Cleveland, Ohio! I enjoy both cities very much! Thank You So Much For Coming On The Incline with ME!

      1. I was fortunate enough to visit Pittsburgh when I was in college at the U of Maryland, travelling for the student newspaper to cover a college basketball game. I thought it was beautiful back then, and I bet it’s more so now, Nancy. 🙂

  4. Lovely photos Nancy,

    You must be thrilled to have finally ridden an incline. I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden a few now and they are always thrilling.

    Clare

  5. How fun to do something you’ve always wanted to do! I’d never seen or heard of these kinds of trains until we took one in Bergamo while on vacation in Italy (they call it a funicolare there). I always thought they were only something found in Europe so was happily surprised to see your post. I really enjoyed your photo series. The photos you took of the interior look exactly like the train car we took up the steep incline to Citta Alta in a city in northern Italy, called Bergamo. I had completely forgotten that we had taken a funicular until your post brought back that very happy memory. It was an enjoyable ride and so fun to relive my own fun experience again through your wonderful photos and description. Great post. Wishing you a very happy weekend! :))

    1. How neat to know that the cable cars or incline are elsewhere in the world. So glad I was able to spark a memory back to life! I am so glad you stopped by!

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