On Friday night,I went to see the musical Wicked.I went with my friend Gail and our daughters Shannon and Tiffany.We went to Pittsburgh,which is a little over two hours away.We had all gone together to Toronto to see Phantom several years ago and decided it was high time to see another musical.
The show was just amazing and we loved the music!!If you don't know the story,it's a prequel to the Wizard of Oz...about Elphaba,the wicked witch and Glinda,the good witch.Lots of humor,some sad parts,along with good lessons woven throughout the story.Glinda was a hoot!We all said we could see it again!!Afterwards,we went to check in at our hotel and after we got settled in,we decided that we needed to eat,so we went down to the hotel restaurant.We were up sooo late...I think it was after 2:00.Good thing we could sleep in Sat.morning!We left the hotel late morning and drove to the Strip district.On Saturdays on the Strip,there are vendors on the streets,selling all kinds of foods,produce,t-shirts,jewelry, etc.Our favorite stores were the Macaroni Company,Pittsburgh Popcorn Company and Penzeys Spices.There were also different ethnic grocery stores that were fun to look through.Most of what we bought was food!
We ate a late lunch at Primanti Bros...a unique sandwich restaurant.They serve coleslaw and french fries right on the giant sandwiches.
Loved smelling all the different spices at Penzeys.We all bought several kinds.Wish we had one of these stores here in town!