Woke up at 9:30. I never even do that at home. Went back to sleep till 11. Nice. rested. My hotel room is nearly the size of my living room at home. Just opened the curtains and it’s still raining out. Boo. I want to go look around Pittsburgh, but I may not if it keeps raining. I just got back from breakfast at a place called ‘Toms Diner’. It was really good. One of my biggest complaints about where I live is that there are no good breakfast places and no diners. I grew up in Syracuse and we had a ton there. I always miss having them so finding a good one always makes me happy.
It was all red and white checked inside. It smelled like a diner. You know the smell of an old grill that has made eggs and bacon and onions and burgers for years smell? That. One really interesting thing about this tour has been seeing how different certain things are in different parts of the country. I picked up the Pittsburgh paper to read and opened up to the sports section. MLB playoffs were starting and I wanted to read about the matchups. Nothing. It was funny. The pirates had an atrocious year, but still, the Phillies were doing well and I figured there would at least be some coverage since it was the playoffs. There was a small blurb about some guy from the Texas Rangers who I gathered had played in Pittsburgh or was from there or something. That was it. They had a 15 page pull out section on the hockey team though. I guess they really hate the Phillies to not even run a story at all. Ironic that the guy threw a no-hitter today.
So back to the hotel. It’s really crappy out. About 45 and raining. Think I’ll enjoy my hotel room for a while.