There were a ridiculous number of improvisations for this plan:
- We switched our mind several times as to whether to go up the Monongahela or Dusquesne Incline.
- We opted to do this after our visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo went on for longer than expected and therefore scrapped our plan to see the Carnegie Science Museum.
- We had no script atop Mt. Washington, just a general resolve to see stuff, resolving to head home when we'd seen enough.
Had we changed our mind on any of those items, the most random aspect of the trip wouldn't have occurred.
|Selfie with my cousin's daughter. We came across her whole family at the Duquesne Incline.|
Ironically, last summer, we came across her brother in Boston, though that meet-up was not quite the spontaneous occasion that I enjoyed today.
|Four Johnsons in Boston, July 2015. Hey, wait, I'm wearing the same shirt in these two photos.|
By the way, as I'm writing this Sherry is meeting up with her cousin down at the park across the street. Tomorrow we may well see another cousin as we travel through western PA.