My English friend Claire came for a visit over Thanksgiving. She decided to find out once and for all what this American holiday was all about. We decided to avoid the shopping crowds on Black Friday (renamed Slightly Unpleasant Friday to sound more British) by tramping through the woods in the Laurel Highlands. Here's the day's winning photograph, which we both now have as our desktop wallpaper. (Caveat: I can't figure out how to make images bigger here, or how to allow you to click on them to increase their size. The picture looks much better blown up.)
I realized after Claire went home that we hadn't taken any pictures of us together. But here's one of Claire and a bear outside of Wholey's Fish Market in Pittsburgh's Strip District. I'm sure she'll be thrilled that I'm sharing it.
While in the Strip District, we encountered Coco, the Steeler-loving wiener dog:
I tell ya: You just can't go wrong with a dog in a football sweater.