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We Found Civilization. And Crabs

I will be the first one to tell you that Hunker/New Stanton, PA is pretty much the pitts. One thing it really has going for it is that it's only 40 minutes away from Pittsburgh! New cities can be a little daunting, but luckily we had two pretty good tour guides. ;)

When my parents came down to help us get settled in our new place, they got to show us all about their old stomping grounds! Wayyyyy back when (kidding, mom!) my dad had to move to Pittsburgh for his fellowship and asked my mama to move with him. Soon after, they got engaged! Awwww! So the whole moving-to-the-Pittsburgh-area-for-doctor-things is a repeated theme in our family!

We started by heading to one of my parents' favorite places, Joe's Crab Shack!
 You might think I'd be too prissy to fight for my food, but you would be seriously impressed.  That poor king crab didn't know what it had coming!  Plus, I knew it was laughing at my bib.

After the sun set we went up on the Duquesne Incline to see the city lights from the greatest view you can get!  You take this little trolley car all the way up so once you get to the top you're looking back down and over the whole city.
 Not too shabby.

The next day, Dom had to study (sad face) so the three of us headed back in and took a Duck Tour! It was goofy and hilarious.  The Duck Tours are those tours where your car is also a boat.  So we got a tour of the city and then had a little boat ride and got to see Heinz field from the water (Sorry, Erin)!
I wish I had gotten a picture of us on that car/boat in our ponchos, but for now you'll just have to imagine.

As hard as it's going to be surviving in Hunker, knowing we have this gorgeous city at our fingertips makes it a million times better!


  1. Awww your parents are so cute! I'm glad a big city isn't too far away from you guys!!

  2. I love Joe's Crab I want some. :)

  3. I love the incline! Especially at night, the view of the city is breathtaking.


  4. When I visited my college roomy in Pitt I was super bummed the incline was closed- definitely have to do that WHEN I come visit! As much as I hate Pittsburgh sports, I can admit that there are fun parts of the city for sure!!! :)

    Jared and I did the duck tour in Cincy during Halloween one year, they do a haunted tour at night! Super fun!

  5. Ducky Tour is silly but a great way to explore the city!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the city!! We also live about 30 min from the city but do have Robinson about 15 min so its not too bad!!

  6. Oh my gosh! Looks amazing! What a fun weekend.

  7. I've never been to Joe's Crab Shack BUT those drinks look awesome. Glad you get to explore a new city though, despite living in a town you would rather not :)

  8. Those skyline picture are gorgeous! And I love king crab, but I've never been to Joe's Crab Shack... I'd love to live so close to a big city!

  9. those pictures of the Pittsburgh skyline are incredible! at least there are some perks to moving to Hunker :)

  10. Ahh I went to Joe's Crab shack on Friday. SO good! Looove that view.

    Can't believe you are so close to meeeee!!! :)

  11. Such a beautiful view! The crab shack looks awesome!

  12. Now I want some crabs! YUM! It's so great the city is so close to you-- that view is gorgeous!

  13. wow that is beautiful! I'm glad you were able to find enjoyment so close to your new home :)

  14. You need a night out on the Southside! Try Local Bar and Kitchen- its amazing!

  15. oooh I miss crab! We don't really get it in South Africa.
    Great photos!


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