I see they showed some pics of me getting to Pittsburgh with them, but then the rest of the trip was a blur to me. After that first day in Pittsburgh, all I remember was being stuck in a bag for days with no food or water. Fortunately for my sanity, I was finally released back to BSB in Chicago at Kingston Mines.
|The lighting wasn't great, but seeing Dan again might have been the best moment of my day.|
|Pittsfield Cafe was good, but didn't serve anything resembling a rotting carcass, my favorite food.|
|At least they had some decent cream to wet my whistle.|
|What? Never seen a raven before? Stupid xenophobic pigeons.|
I was told that Giordano's was the best place to get some pizza for lunch, so I joined the BSB guys for that.
|It took me a while to figure out how to open the menu.|
|Four pieces down, four to go.|
|I shared a drink with Rich, since I was pretty full from the pizza. We still convinced them to give us free refills, though.|
|Why fly when I can just use the super-convenient bike share program?|
|This guy was no better conversationalist than those pigeons were.|
|OK, so this should come in handy for decoding.|
|These guys were actually LESS friendly than the pigeons.|
OK, this looks like the statue I'm looking for.
|Apparently this guy had a lot of mettle.|
Well, that was easy! Once I showed I could solve these puzzle on my own, I flew back to find BSB just finishing up the same puzzles in their hotel room. I thought it was lame of them to solve them from the room, but hey, who am I to judge?
Anyway, later on Rich and Jonathan took me on a tour of the Chicago Art Institute. Here are a few of my favorite pics.
|I tried, but couldn't get this guy to feed me.|
|Why so serious?|
|This was one of my favorites. Don't judge.|
|The friendly docent told me that this painting had two others beneath it!|
|I doodled this on a napkin once, not sure how it ended up here.|
|What? Never seen an Iron Raven before?|
|I blended in nicely with this room of "art".|
|That's funny, this is my favorite date, too!|
|Umm, it doesn't really seem safe here.|
|This sure is a handsome fellow. I'm sure his ears are symmetric even though I can only see one.|
|I love my stacks of wheat as much as the next raven, but couldn't this guy show a little range in his painting abilities?|
|Yikes, I'm out of here! No one told me birds weren't welcome.|
After that last painting, I fled the art museum and joined BSB on their trip back home. Looking forward to a great year in California, and see everyone again at GAR 4!