I have always wanted to take a cross country road trip and really see the country. Now that I spend a lot of time writing about Pittbsurgh I can only imagine that there are great stories all over this country. That is why I envy this project.
YERT = Your Environmental Road Trip
YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 United States. With video camera in hand and tongue in cheek, we’ll explore the landscape of America’s unique approach to environmental sustainability…. Follow us each week as we shamelessly bathe ourselves in the best (and weirdest) of America’s ecological progress with a mix of outrageous antics, provocative examples, and thoughtful reporting.
The YERT team is having their launch party right here in Pittsburgh
YERT Launch Party
SAturday, June 30, 12-4pm
Union Project, 801 North Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
FREE – Food, Friends, Fun
I was sitting here crying about the fact that I have missed the mirco brew festival this summer (Jason – how could you let me miss this). I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs and luckily the guys from Should I Drink That have got the beer festivals covered in their latest podcast.
I have had the opportunity to meet Sick Puppy and Father Spoon, the hosts of Should I Drink That, last year at PodCamp.
This is a picture of me and Sick Puppy at the Podcamp Party with the Tiki Bar TV people. Look at how much fun I was having with the Should I Drink That crew.
Every Friday is Good Friday at the Warhol Mueseum. The museum stays open late, admission is half price and there is a cash bar in the entrance way.
The last Friday is an even better than most Fridays – Wine Tasting at the Warhol Cafe.Ã‚Â For just $12 you get to sample 4 wines and tasty treats.Ã‚Â This in no boxed wine and american cheese.Ã‚Â The good folks from Big Burrito are the brains behind this so you know this is going to be some good food and wine.
Join The Warhol and big Burrito on the last Friday of every month for ongoing Good Fridays wine tastings. Socialize in the company of Andy WarholÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s famous celebrity portraits and sample four unique wines along with cheeses, fruits and other ideal wine accompaniments.. For more information or reservations (walk-ins are welcome), email email@example.com.
Here is another review of the Warhol Wine Tasting.
Kayak tours are great times. I took one out for a paddle over memorial day weekend. Even if you are not an extreme sports enthusiast, urban kayaking is for you. These are super, non-rolling kayaks that any one can paddle. You can stop by Kayak Pittsburgh any time and take one out. This is an awesome way to see the city. All you need to do is show up wearing some confortable clothes, you might get a little wet but you won’t get soaked.
This Saturday, the folks at Venture Outdoors have planned an evening kayak. I love the idea of seeing the city from the rivers as the sun goes down. Flickr has some great pictures that other kayakers have taken of Pittsburgh – it is really unique way to see the city.
Full Moon Paddle
The full moon is out and the water is fine! Join us as we follow the full moon through the evening quiet and sights of the Allegheny River. The shimmering skyline provides a humble foreground for the celestial bodies above. After basic instruction and tips on technique, you’ll find yourself enjoying the ease of paddling a sea kayak on the smooth Allegheny River.