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RE: OT: 3 Things That Make Visiting Your School For A Road Trip Special
I grew up in near Uniontown, PA, 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, close to Fallingwater, Ohiopyle and Fort Necessity. Those photos sure made me homesick.

I used to whitewater raft and canoe the Youghiogheny River all of the time. I used to attend lots of Pirates games and the occasional Steelers games.

I moved away 30 years ago, but Pittsburgh is still my favorite city. I still have family in Southwestern Pa. I love and miss that area.

I wouldn't mind moving North back to the area when I retire (I like to go against the grain, lol). I concur with CrazyPaco, ACC fans should make the trip to the 'Burgh.

Those photos sure made me homesick.
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I miss Pittsburgh too, Terry! I only moved to my "real" home in Berwick, PA.
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(01-28-2013 10:04 PM)ndlutz Wrote:  I miss Pittsburgh too, Terry! I only moved to my "real" home in Berwick, PA.

Isn't that home of 4 time Heisman Trophy winner Ron Powlus?

BTW, real nice job Crazy Poco.
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In Raleigh - Glenwood South has a collection of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. You will find everything from "suit and tie required" to "stumble in."

Char-Grill is a 50s style hamburger joint. The original is across the street from NCSU campus. Most don't have indoor seating. The menu is somewhat limited but it is a 50s style burger joint. For BBQ try the Pit (see thread about BBQ)

There is a variety of museums. If you have kids, Natural History is a must. They have a decent dinosaur exhibit and kids love the 4th floor (bugs!). Plus it is free, donations accepted. There is also Exporus (or whatever its new name is) a kids activity museum with an IMAX theater.

The State Fair runs from 10/17 - 10/26 this year. The fairgrounds are literally across the street from the football stadium. Leave your car at the stadium and walk across the street. You can see wildlife like cows and pigs (don't touch please), eat fried Twinkies, then throw it all up on some bizarre ride.

For architecture, Dorton Arena (at fair grounds) is the original saddle dome.
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(01-28-2013 10:12 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(01-28-2013 10:04 PM)ndlutz Wrote:  I miss Pittsburgh too, Terry! I only moved to my "real" home in Berwick, PA.

Isn't that home of 4 time Heisman Trophy winner Ron Powlus?

BTW, real nice job Crazy Poco.

Yes. We attended the same high school, albeit I was there a decade later. I saw him play a few games in high school.
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What can I say the others haven't. Paco pretty much is a walking Pittsburgh/Pitt Historian. Have you worked for PBS my friend. lol
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(01-29-2013 06:17 AM)Wolfman Wrote:  In Raleigh - Glenwood South has a collection of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. You will find everything from "suit and tie required" to "stumble in."

Char-Grill is a 50s style hamburger joint. The original is across the street from NCSU campus. Most don't have indoor seating. The menu is somewhat limited but it is a 50s style burger joint. For BBQ try the Pit (see thread about BBQ)

There is a variety of museums. If you have kids, Natural History is a must. They have a decent dinosaur exhibit and kids love the 4th floor (bugs!). Plus it is free, donations accepted. There is also Exporus (or whatever its new name is) a kids activity museum with an IMAX theater.

The State Fair runs from 10/17 - 10/26 this year. The fairgrounds are literally across the street from the football stadium. Leave your car at the stadium and walk across the street. You can see wildlife like cows and pigs (don't touch please), eat fried Twinkies, then throw it all up on some bizarre ride.

For architecture, Dorton Arena (at fair grounds) is the original saddle dome.

For live music add the Lincoln Theater in downtown Raleigh. A variety of national acts come through. Robert Earl Keene is there tonight, saw the Steep Canyon Rangers there last Saturday, Government Mule played outside there a while back, Rap acts for you young sports, Jimmy Herring and the Ringers for jazz fans, pretty much whatever floats your boat if you hit it on the right night.
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(01-29-2013 06:17 AM)Wolfman Wrote:  In Raleigh...
For BBQ try the Pit (see thread about BBQ)

I've been to the Pit and its excellent. If you love BBQ and bourbon its a great place to go. (I was in the area for Rutgers @ UNC in 2011 and we decided we had to go there.)
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(01-28-2013 10:12 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(01-28-2013 10:04 PM)ndlutz Wrote:  I miss Pittsburgh too, Terry! I only moved to my "real" home in Berwick, PA.

Isn't that home of 4 time Heisman Trophy winner Ron Powlus?

BTW, real nice job Crazy Poco.

I went to the same HS as the QB at ND that got "jobbed" by Ron Powlas... his name was Paul Faila. Lou Holtz still mentioned it about a year ago on ESPN.
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