Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friends, Shopping, Home, Vacation Day 8

Our last day of the trip we got an early start.  I sat an alarm and got up and got ready to go before the rest of the family was awake.  Then I started waking them up to get ready to go too.  We hit the road only about 20 minutes later than I had wanted.  By 8:20 we were on the road to the Ligonier, PA Farmers Market to meet up with my friend Claire.  Her family has a stand at the market and she was going to be there for the morning.  We met up with her for 'breakfast,' or we were supposed to but the kids I couldn't make it that long without eating so we stopped at Dunkin' Donuts. 

It was awesome to spend a couple hours with Claire and her boyfriend catching up.  I hadn't seen her in about 4 years, so that was a great time!

Then we hit the road again to head to Grove City, PA to their outlet mall to get some school shopping for the kids done.  You know, us an about 2349827423 other parents and kids.  We skipped trying clothes on at The Children's Place it was so crowded.  We'll return anything extra here!  The bonus of shopping there, we didn't have to pay sales tax!  We ate lunch their before shopping and hit the main kids stores before heading back home. 

We stopped in Austintown on the way home for some Cracker Barrel, which the kids had never been too.  They really enjoyed it.  The deal was sealed when they had halloween stuff in their store already.  Oh and breakfast all day, pancakes for dinner, that is another top favorite for them! 

We pulled into our driveway about 8:30 and we're glad to be here!

Pittsburgh, we've learned some things about your city and had a good time, but I'm not sure we'll be back!  The whole trip just left us slightly unimpressed with everything for a vacation destination.  Everything from the food to the hotel was just below our expectations and hopes! 
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