I had a great trip to Pittsburgh, PA, for the NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals this weekend. This year, they divided the contest so that all the women's events were on Friday, and all the men's events were on Saturday. I think it worked really well.
I was really happy to see Janet Kaufman win her class and turn pro! I interviewed Janet for this blog last year.
I was also glad to see Bonnie Pappas turn pro. She and her family sat next to me and my son at the men's pre-judging on Saturday morning. She seems like a really great person.
Pittsburgh was delightful. We didn't wander too far from the host hotel (except to visit Allegheny Cemetery), but it was great to spend Saturday night down by the river, with the colored fountains and the fireworks from the ballgame across the river.
Sunday, we attended church again at Grace Church, Mt. Washington, but that is a subject for another blog entry.