Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA

We started the day off on the right foot by eating brunch at Pamela’s.  If you know me at all, you know how much I LOVE brunch!  Well, let’s just say this place didn’t disappoint.  Pamela’s makes these amazing crepe-like pancakes that are delicious.  We ordered the banana walnut pancakes, bacon and cheese omelet, and home fries.  We left very happy and extremely full.  You must eat here if you are ever in P-Town.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  It’s super cheap and super tasty!

After brunch we headed out into the middle of nowhere Western Pennsylvania to visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous masterpieces, Fallingwater.  The drive up there was spectacular.  The leaves were changing and there was that special Fall crispness in the air.  Fall is my favorite time of year so it made the trip to Fallingwater even more special. 

Adam is obsessed with Frank Lloyd Wright so this was a very special day for him.  It was the first time he has been able to witness one of Mr. Wright’s architectural wonders in person.  It was so fun watching him take it all in.    He was giddy like a little boy on Christmas morning. 

We had reservations for the last tour of the day.  We arrived a little early so we could explore the grounds before our tour started.  Fallingwater is tucked away in the woods so you follow well-groomed paths down a hill and along a stream to get there.  The location couldn’t be more perfect.  We had a funny little tour guide who told us background information about the Kaufmann family (the family who had the house built) and explained Mr. Wright’s vision for Fallingwater.  Mr. Wright was an absolute genius!  You can’t visit this house without feeling one with nature.  Well done, Mr. Wright, well done!

On our way home we stopped by the brand new Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.  Adam and Liesel really wanted to try out their all-you-can-eat buffet.  The food was ok but the desserts were just plain awful.  I’m not exaggerating either.  They couldn’t even get the basic dessert items like chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream right.  Work on the basics first and then try to tackle the complicated treats. 

Thanks for another success day in and around Pittsburgh!


  1. I have always wanted to go to Fallingwater. In fact I want to live in Fallingwater. I didn't remember that it is near Pittsburg. I'm glad Adam was finally able to realize his dream. Hmmm. Now I want to go to Pittsburgh in the fall but I still think it will have to be spring. Dad and I loved our drive through Pennsylvania a couple of years ago in the fall. It was gorgeous!

    I love brunch too and this sounded terrific. How does it rate against Norma's in NYC?


  2. girlfriend - you are in PA! and you like brunch!!! lady - if you come to Hershey and eat at the Hershey Pantry, you will not regret it! and you will NEVER forget it!!! all i can say is stuffed french toast with a side of cinnimon roll frosting, topped with peaches.
    ohhhhhhh yeah!]\