When the girls go away, the storms came to play. Pittsburgh became Tulsa, minus the tornadoes however Indiana, PA turned into Indiana the state a few times this past week. Route 28 turned into a swimming pool at the 31st Street Bridge and the City of Pittsburgh Swift Water Rescue went to work on Wednesday’s rush hour. Meanwhile on the Dog Front, the Elle and Ms. Crosby tried their best to nap through the storms with the help of doggy […]
Reba and Crosby are very grateful dogs. They have a great house or maybe they should make it plural. They were happy with the river, Charleroi, A-wall, little Boston, Canal Winchester, Upper Arlington, Monongahela or Destin. As long as they had beds and belly rubs they were good to go, rolling with the punches in 2018. Something about the magical fibers emitted in the fur.
There is something about the smell of fall. There is also something awesome about temps in the 40’s when we wake up. There are way more people at the reservoir and Crosby love’s to say hello to them. Finding that we have deer bedding on our beach is also super smelly.
Is fall here in Western Pennsylvania? Based on Reba’s morning walk temps at 40 degrees F, I’d say so. We took a little stroll up the Allegheny River to see the sun peak over the hill this morning and found a few geese. It’s definitely a little different than our river one year ago when the water was lower and it was warm enough to paddle without a wet suit. The leaves are just starting to change a little. By […]
Every location has a special snake population that matches the environment. Some of the snakes are venomous and some are not. Do you know which snakes can be found in Florida vs. Pennsylvania? Let’s start with the Florida Non-venomous snakes. Follow it up with the Florida Venomous snakes. If the guides didn’t help, try the following snake finder. FLORIDA SNAKE FINDER- FL Museum Now onto PA with a quick summary: Snakes of PA
Today’s workout was a trail day. Brady’s Bend Seybertown Road to the Redbank Trail just past where the boats usually anchor to party. The trail commission has improved their signage and definitely make somebody line up for a new bike because a 9.5 mph pace is unacceptable.
Researching some colors and products for the deck, spindles and back of steps. Something about a deck overlooking one of Pennsylvania’s great rivers means maintenance should happen every 5 years. Step 1: Don’t Pressure-wash. Step 2: Let it dry, if we actually get a few dry days. Step 3: Stain your deck. Step 4: Stain your verticals. Step 5: Pray for 1.5 dry days so you don’t need to tarp the deck. Or wait until August when PA gets into […]
Riley’s River Rats will be walking again this year in Pittsburgh on 8/25! Last year’s River Rats took a minute to take a team picture at the river. Please join us. River Rat’s Team Page
Anybody ever want to try something different in Pittsburgh? How about chocolate ice cream with Aunt Bette Jean’s peach cobbler? If the answer is yes, check this out! About Randy Land! In other news, if you have the Unicorns, please bring them to the river for a team photo. Life jackets and unicorns should make us all look like river hood-rats. Think crossover between Undie Run and ALS walk! Hey Hil– I think we need to ask Kip and […]