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Pittsburg and Ohio: Baseball and Stumbling upon one Hell of a Waffle House

Our last full day stop at Pittsburg was a rather spontaneous one.  We actually didn’t have anything planned at all.  Whilst doing some impromptu research on the city, we thought maybe we’d check out the Carnegie Science Center there.  Unfortunately… Pittsburg’s plethora of confusing and winding roads took us on a detour which pushed our time back a bit.  So instead we drove aimlessly around looking for a place to settle for dinner… got lost… and stumbled upon this amazing view of the city.  There, we met a couple of locals and asked them what to check out.  With the recommendation of eating on Market street, we were off.   Market street is essentially a square with a bunch of restaurants and this cool glass castle-like building.  After days of eating greasy American food, we were feeling like Asian cuisine.  On the particular day we were in Pittsburg, there must have been some sort of Anime or Comic convention going on because people were dressed up like cartoons all around the street.  We saw Lightning from FF13 and …

In the American Capital

Our next stop after Baltimore was a brief layover in Washington.  We were very impressed by how cleanly and organized the city was.    The Union Station was huge… almost as nice as New York’s Grand Central. Our objective was to check out the White House… but instead we ended up at the Capitol Building which we thought was the White House… Folks, there are a lot of white buildings in Washington.   Then I found the Securities & Exchange Commission!!  For some reason I was really excited… as a finance major, I only read about this in textbooks and suddenly I get the see the physical building where all the action takes place.   On the topic of nerdy things…  One of the best things about Washington is that they boast an impressive collection of museums… for free!  I hopped on Google and saw that the Museum of Natural History as one of the most popular and highest ranked. I had a serious case of deja vu as I entered the museum.  I realize …

Baltimore, MD

Driving along the East Coast, the one food – amongst the many – that was on our to-eat list was really good seafood.  Baltimore offered an abundance of seafood restaurants, all of which came with pretty hefty price tags.  I know seafood in general is pricier, but we must have been pretty deep in touristy/busy district because the prices we saw were pretty inflated. We settled for an Italian family-owned restaurant called Sebastian which was a modest little place tucked into Little Italy.  The service was superb and the food was absolutely delicious.  For our appetizer, we shared a portabello mushroom stuffed with a generous amount of crab meat. For our mains, I got pan fried jumbo shrimp with a side of pasta in marinara sauce.  K got this amazing melt-in-your-mouth Chilean sea bass on penne.  The whole meal was definitely a splurge but I haven’t had such delicious seafood in a while so I think it was worth it. The next day we got up bright and early to check out a breakfast joint …