1) Would you like to travel more, but fret about leaving the comforts of home? Wouldn’t it be great if you could transport your house to the locales you would like to travel to? Well, with an RV (recreational vehicle) you can travel with an albeit smaller version of your house. Where can I see these small mobile houses you ask—at the Pittsburgh RV Show. There you’ll be able to see hundreds of different types and sizes of RV’s. In purchasing your own new or used RV you’re well on your way to staying in a beautiful serene setting or even overnighting in the parking lot of a Walmart. This writer’s mom and dad rented a Winnebago when he was 15 for a family trip to Maine and which could have been a sequel to the popular Griswold family Vacation movies. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continues through January 19. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown.
2) Wouldn’t it be great if there were neighborhood ice cream shops with over 40 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes, ice cream bars, freshly made waffle cones, waffle bowl sundaes, cookies, hard to find glass bottle soda pops, and candy? Well there is! Scoops Pittsburgh has been steadily growing over the last 19 years and now has five shops. Owner Mike Collins opened the first Scoops on Beverly Road in Mt. Lebanon in 2000. Then came Brookline, Bloomfield, Bellevue, and Carnegie. Friendly staff scoop your favorite ice creams and skillfully build your delectable delight. Scoops uses high quality ice creams from several suppliers including Hershey’s. The shops also sell Scoops cash (gift certificates), and who wouldn’t want the gift of delicious ice cream.