Ian and I are taking the day off on Friday and heading out on a little long-weekend road trip. The Canadian dollar is basically on-par with the American dollar, so shopping in the States is a really good deal right now. And it works best if you stay away for 48 hours, so your limit on what you can bring back into the country is much higher.
We’re going to hit up the Grove City outlet mall near Erie, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania doesn’t have sales tax = amazing deals). And then we’ll also hit up Tar-jay and the Walden Galleria in Buffalo. But 48-hours of shopping is a LOT. So what to do in between our sprees of rabid consumption? See some art and architecture, of course!
On Saturday, we’ll head to Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. It’s just south of Pittsburgh, and really not that far a drive. I’m surprised I’ve never been before. Built for a private family between 1936 and 1939, the house is now a National Historic Landmark. We’re going to take a tour through the inside and outside of the house, and I’m so pumped. The house is built over a 30 foot waterfall. It is so gorgeous. And Wright designed everything, right down to the furniture.
The Fallingwater website is awesome – especially their multimedia “explore” section. You can learn all about the house, the family that commissioned it, and Frank Lloyd Wright himself. And check out the Fallingwater webcam! If you look between 12 and 1 PM on Saturday, you might just see me standing there.