Next week Terri Malmstrom has graciously offered to lead a run and host an end of summer book-swap. Terri lives at the Wilkins end of Severn Street in Squirrel Hill. If you are not sure where it is, just park on Wilkins or at the foot of Severn where it intersects with Wilkins. You will be sure to find the group by the chatter!
Bring any books you'd like to "swap." Those that are leftover, will make their way to the library or other worthy cause. This is the second time we have done this and last time I got some great reads so give it a try. Terri is also providing coffee (thank-you!).
We had a new twist on a familiar run today. Elaine led us down Carson Street, which had more foot traffic than I remember from previous Sunday mornings. Tom introduced us to the The Milkshake Factory which in addition to drinks also makes chocolates - sadly it was not open at 7:20 AM on a Sunday morning.
But the real jewel of the run was the The Riverwalk Corporate Center formerly the Terminal Building. It's brick facade has been cleaned, windows replaced and it is now inhabited by small business, such as the embroidery shop that led Elaine to this discovery. We were all taken by the period lettering on the facades and the feeling we had been transported to another time or place. But - that was not all - at the end of the building was a sweeping overlook of the a side of the city we rarely see (not to mention the jail). From there we took the riverside trail back to the Hot Metal bridge. It was good to see the occasional flock of runners and bikers starting to take advantage of this Pittsburgh perk.