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11.3.2002

Ok, time to go into a little more details on yesterday's road trip

Left MVNU in the Honda around 9:30. After driving about three hours (and in the process of confusing the daylights out of my dad when he called my cell phone and I told him we were almost in Pennsylvania), we got to Robinson Town Centre area. After looking around and finding mostly chain restaurants and no local new places to try, we decided to try Greenleaf's Grill in The Mall at Robinson. It was pretty much the only place we hadn't heard of. Good food. Not the best, but good for fast food. Then, we went to Bruster's for ice cream. That was some gooood ice cream.

Then we took Tiff's advice and tried Ikea. Cool store. Doesn't take the place of The Great Indoors as my favorite home decoration and furniture store, but cool none-the-less.

After that, we headed to Pittsburg. I love the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Well, not the tunnel itself, but the fact that on one side, you're still in wooded nature-type areas, but on the other side, boom. You're in the city. As far as the city of Pittsburgh goes, I was disappinted. Granted, we just decided to go a few days before and didn't research the city at all, but still. I know there has to be things to do there, but they don't advertise it. In Cleveland there's signs all over the city: Science Museum this way, Jacob's Field this way, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this way, etc. Besides the stadiums (which if you can't find yourself you probably shouldn't be driving) there wasn't signs for anything. So basically, we just drove around the city and looked around. It seems like most of the city is colleges and universities.

After that, we decided to head down 19, we stopped here and there checking out a mall and a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart Supercenter (which by the way was identical in every way to Massolin's).

I missed the exit for 36 coming up 77 so I took the next one and found my way back to 36 via backroads (not getting lost thank you very much). Unfortunatly this made us 10 minutes late to eat where we wanted to, The Old Warehouse Restaurant at Roscoe Village, which closed at 9. So we drove around Coshocton and found only fast food and bob evans. So we had a quick bite to eat at Burger King and headed back to school.

It was a great, great day. Exactly what I needed.