This is the view from the convention center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as I looked across the Allegheny River toward the baseball stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates), near the hotel where we stayed. The Allegheny and the Monongahela Rivers merge, not too far from this area, and form the Ohio River.
We experienced a little rain, and the resulting humidity, but it was pleasant enough and we found plenty of wonderful places to eat and shop. Not too far east of the convention center is what the locals call 'the strip.' On Saturday morning, it is very crowded, but I went up in the afternoon to do a little shopping. I found a great t-shirt for my baseball-crazy husband, and a nice little spice store which had amazing concoctions to smell, then buy. I picked up some Tandoori, something called 'Fox Point Seasoning' (for chicken or fish), and some fennel seeds. All smelled freshly ground--not like the stuff in the grocery store! I tried the Fox Point on our trout last night, and it was wonderful!
This was on the strip--a very charming dried floral and live potted plant store!