Today’s trip is one of our favorites. We live near Pittsburgh. Our rivers define us. The Monongahela from the south, and the Allegheny from the north meet at Point State Park to form the Ohio. When I was a kid, steel mills lined the Mon from just south of Pittsburgh for 50 miles. Barges loaded with coal passed each other at every bend of the river providing the carbon for carbon steel. At night, the Mon Valley lit up like day. It was “Hell with the lid off”.