What is the one thing that would surprise Pittsburghers most about you?

I’ve been to all 50 states (and 45 countries)! I love how people are usually so proud of where they’re from (I know I am that way about Pittsburgh).

It’s time to unwind. Where do you head?

The easiest is a walk around Highland Park. The trails aren’t all well marked but I like to wander around and explore. I love Frick and Schenley Parks too, and also will head to Fox Chapel or further to Donegal or any of the awesome state parks. The best way for me to unwind is to be in nature, in the woods, with my husband and two sons and have all of us go for a hike together and eat a picnic lunch next to a stream.

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