Late night in Squirrel Hill. We're staying at Alice and Tim's house, just down the street from Annette's old place - very generous of them to lend us their house. It's in the same row of houses where we've stayed before, so we get to experience the wonderful effect of seeing what someone else has done with a space and layout that we're pretty much used to.
It's very quiet out on the street at 10:30pm - everything is closed except for the brand new big Rite Aid and for a bar or maybe two. No cafes are open. That meant for a brisk walk through the evening.
Wherever I go I hope for free anonymous wifi - I haven't seen it here yet, the three networks visible from the house are closed.
Dinner was wonderful, a nice big meal to sit down to after a 6 hour drive through Michigan, the Ohio Turnpike, and Pennsylvania. Roadgeeks note that the Penna Tpke toll collectors have a labor action going (says AM 1640, the voice of management broadcasting from tollbooth micro-radio) so we sailed through Pennsylvania free of charge where it would usually cost us $1.50. I'm sure that EZ-Pass toll transponders have cost some jobs and will cost more before the years are out.
Some fotos will be on Flickr - if you're not in my "friends and family" group let me know and I'll add you in.
Found the open wifi - I have to sit in the front room, not the dining room, and from there I pick up two open nets.
At Starbucks the next day there are two pay networks, one from t-mobile, one from Telerama broadcasting from across the street at Pittsburgh Knit and Bead. Further investigation found a free network visible from one window, so I did finally get online.
Back home. Ohio Turnpike busy but not bad except for one jam-up near Toledo. We stopped at the Maumee Friendly's on the way back.