Pittsburgh, PA

Amazon Firestick has a screensaver that scrolls through random beautiful pictures, and at one point, maybe a year ago, I was amazed by a picture of a city at the confluence of three rivers that kept coming up. I did some research and was surprised to find that the city was actually Pittsburgh.

Gorgeous view of downtown Pittsburgh

After our night at the casino, we wanted to try to find a campground close enough to visit Pittsburgh and watch some college football on Saturday, and it was pretty hard to do. Any campground we found was at least 40 minutes from Pittsburgh, and some of the closer ones, like Raccoon Creek State Park, had mostly closed for the winter. We ended up settling on Beaver Creek State Park, which is actually back in Ohio, but still only a little over an hour from Pittsburgh.

Our site at Beaver Creek State Park

 

At Beaver Creek we had the campground mostly to ourselves, and we had great cell service, so it ended up being the perfect place to relax on Saturday and watch football. Beaver Creek also would have been a great place to stay longer if the ground had been drier. There is what looks like a great trail system, but it has been raining almost every day, and the ground was completely soaked and muddy. It should also be noted that RV’s cannot pass over a bridge in the middle of the park on Echo Dell road, and there is limited water at the campground.  Therefore, you aren’t able to fill up your onboard tank.

On Sunday, we took the Jeep to Pittsburgh and started out by getting brunch in the Strip District and walking around. Then we drove over to Oakland, a cool part of town where Pittsburgh University is located, and stopped by Shadyside to walk around. We finished up the day in Pittsburgh by driving up to Mount Washington for views of the city. This was basically the view I had seen from the screensaver picture, and it was amazing!

View from Mount Washington of downtown Pittsburgh

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