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A Peek Into the Life of a Pittsburgh Mom: Presque Isle, the Hamptons of Western Pennsylvania...

As a working mom, I don't get to take as many vacations as I would like, even with my company's decent Paid Time Off policy. For that reason, we try to make our weekends special by enjoying our local treasures.  For weekend trips, we have to rely on hotels since I don't own the beach house that I dream for, and I cannot jet away for the weekend to a place that has all of my clothes, is fully stocked with food and my favorite movies. As a transplant to  Pittsburgh from North Carolina , I believed that I had to sacrifice going to the beach for the weekend.  That was before I discovered, Presque Isle in Erie . When Andre first told me about Presque, Isle, I thought it would be lame. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. Presque Isle, the Hamptons of Western Pennsylvania Presque Isle is the Hamptons of Western Pennsylvania .

Happy Independence Day (for the baby)!

Time feels different at the beach .  It's slower. It also feels kinder and gentler.  That relaxed energy can make one a little less obsessive, at least that's what happened to me. We arrived at   Presque Isle , off the coast of Erie Pennsylvania , yesterday.  I had never been before.  It is a state park so my expectations were limited.  I was unexpectedly surprised.  It was a  quite beautiful beach.  Presque Isle is close to Pittsburgh .  Since Andre is from Pittsburgh he knows the area well.  He suggested that we travel to Presqu Isle to celebrate the holiday about a week ago.  He threw up his hands to attending yet another "Chaton event", and he should.  Even though I thoroughly enjoy my life.  Being my partner can be a bit much if you don't assert yourself. The memories we made are priceless.  His family joined us and so did some dear friends who also have an infant .  We went to the beach two days in a row.  Our baby truly loved it!  In the interes