Happy New Years everyone!
I spent New Year’s Eve downtown, where I paused with the Bill Mazeroski statue after parking near PNC Park.
I then made my way down the Riverwalk where I used to snag a ball every now and then before the gates opened to PNC Park,
and snapped a picture of a Christmas Tree just inside PNC Park.
It was then off to dance and Arthur Murray, a dance studio that was giving free lessons. Despite having no prior ballroom dance experience, this was the highlight of the night for me, as I learned how to foxtrot. I had an unfair advantage as I was pre-taught everything by my dance partner who has had extensive ballroom dance training.
After that it was off to Le Courdon Bleu Culinary Institute,
where we enjoyed soup, hot chocolate and a cookie.
It was then time to wonder around until midnight where we saw fire dancers, fire twirlers, fire eaters,
had ice cream prepared for us,
listening to carolers and had our picture taken in a photo booth,
and watched some festivities downtown ,
and welcomed in 2011.
On the way back I snapped a final photo of PNC Park.
Also, the ultimate Easter Egg baseball is still in place, about 40 feet up in the framework of the Clemente Bridge.
It’s been there since July, when I threw a ball poorly and it weirdly rolled up the bridge framework and settled there. The ball was originally one from Nick Pelescak’s collection. It may well be there until the next time the bridge gets painted.
As for my New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve made some personal ones, but choose to keep them private, only one person knows them – you know who you are.
Snagging wise, I’ll reveal that this will be a down year for me, for a reason I can’t reveal, but I’d like to still snag 300 if its possible. I’d also like to visit a few new stadiums too. I’ve targeted some midwest stadiums such as Wrigley Field this year.
Happy New Year!