An Afternoon At Phipps Conservatory

We’ve been going to Phipps Conservatory since ohhhhhhhh 2009 when we started dating. It’s one of those Pittsburgh places we keep going back to no matter what time of year it is. It’s a great place to go on a date, or take family when they’re in town. It’s also a good place to take kids but I uh, would not know about that kind of thing.

This year after we went and saw the corpse flower (Romero stiiiiinks) we decided to go ahead and become members so we can come anytime we’d like. We made a trip recently to see the butterflies before they’re gone for the year- here are a bunch of photos from the day!

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A Day in Raccoon Creek State Park

This year on Mack’s birthday we took a drive out to Raccoon Creek State Park. Man does this city have a looooot of parks!

We spent the day walking trails, ogling wildflowers and dragonflies, kayaking on the lake, and getting some much needed vitamin D. We even found a tranquil mineral spring.

The park is directly under a flight path, being so flipping close to the airport, but any park with a lake will do.

Here are a few pictures from the day :)

Breakfast at Pamela's. Pittsburgh, PA

Breakfast at Pamela’s first :)

Raccoon Creek State Park Wildflower Reserve

Ferns in Raccoon Creek State Park

I have this thing with ferns

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Flowers in Raccoon Creek State Park

Flowers in Raccoon Creek State Park

Flower in Raccoon Creek State Park

Fern in Raccoon Creek State Park

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CUTER FERN?

Raccoon Creek State Park Mineral Spring

Flower in Raccoon Creek State Park

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Dat fern though

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And we ended our day with a visit to Mt. Washington

Raccoon Creek State Park