The three of us, standing in front of the car before leaving my house that morning.
Andy and Ted at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house design. It's near Ohiopyle, PA, about 4 hours into our drive. The uniqueness of the design lies in the fact that the hosue is built on top of a waterfall.
The entire house is built around a "cantilever" design, as the tour guides refer to it. Basically, horizonal supports suspend the house over the waterfall and prevent it from falling over. This is a picture of the supports that anchor the house into the side of the mountain.
Andy and Ted again.
This picture shows the waterfall rather well.
After another hour of driving, we were in Pittsburg, PA. It had just rained, so the skies were rather overcast. Pittsburg is situated on the point between the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers where they become the Ohio River. This is a view of a riverboat from Point State Park.
A fountain at Point State Park.
Andy, pretending to be a building.
A view of the ridge on the south side of the city that has some interesting houses on top of it.
Getting gas outside of Pittsburg, and having the windshield cleaned. Ted studies the map.
The girl at the gas station freaks out when she discovers that Andy is taking pictures.
Andy, outside of the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland was about another 2 hour drive from Pittsburg. We checked into our hotel, and then went downtown for some dinner. We choose the Hard Rock.
Adjacent to the Hard Rock was a peculiar little mall. It had a lot of shops and was well decorated. The little flowery shapes hanging from the ceiling were interesting. Although at 10 pm, there was basically nobody around. There was also a Subway stop in the mall.
Andy states his feelings about the customer code of conduct for the mall.
Another flowery thing.
Even more flowery things.
Andy and Ted, being flashy on the staircase.
A flowery thing and the dome.
A final view. After this, we went back to the hotel and went to sleep.