Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh – Day 4

The last day in Pittsburgh was nice and relaxed. Robyn planned for us to go to Phipps Conservatory. It is spectacular.

Here’s a scale model of the conservatory. It looks like something out of Willy Wonka.

The rooms are divided by region or species. The orchid room was covered in delicate flowers.

These are random things I found neat to look at. I love how they incorporated some Chihuly glass sculptures. I’ve now seen his work in Vegas, Boston, and Pittsburgh.

The bottom left picture is of this plant that only blooms every 6 years. I forget what it is called. Robyn wasn’t sure if it would still be in bloom that late in the season.

On the way to the outside gardens, they have a produce grocery store for kids. CMU designed this area to promote healthy eating habits. I’m a fan. Kids and adults like play shopping!

I got so excited to see rainbow Swiss Chard. Colorful veggies are great! They also had rice, herbs, and some pretty pumpkins in the outside garden.

The Japanese garden was impressive. Some of these Bonsai trees were over 100 years old.

The last thing we saw were themed rooms. There were English, Victorian, and Winter Wonderland garden rooms. I loved the use of succulents throughout the conservatory.

Then it was time to leave. We stopped for a few pictures which turned out to be a good thing. My pictures from the airport were deleted with my old phone so these are our goodbye pictures.

I had so much fun in Pittsburgh. I’m looking forward to visiting next fall when the trees start changing colors. That was all of Thanksgiving break. Shortly after getting back to Texas, I got on the road to San Marcos. Only a few more December weeks to catch up on.

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