Category: Activities/Entertainment/Social

A day trip in the “585”

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{Cobbs Hill Park – the view of Rochester was pretty cool}

While in Rochester the other day for Bills Training Camp, Kelsey and I decided to make a day of it and since she went to school there she showed me some of the hot spots in the “585.” It was a fun day and it makes me like Rochester a lot more now! Below are pictures from the stops we made. A big thank you goes out to K.Sweet for being my tour guide!!

-B

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

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{First Stop before training camp – Village Bakery & Café – OMG so good and the décor so cute!!}

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{views of the beautiful Canal}

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{yummy Mexican from La Casa and Margarita’s!!}

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{the original Wegman’s store is the best store ever! Seriously!!}

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{A visit to Nazareth College – this is inside the Library – The Rare Book Room – pretty cool! the campus as a whole is a beauty}

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{Third last stop of the day was at this delicious Dairy – the cookies and coffee ice cream in a waffle cone – the bomb!}

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{Second last stop was at LL Bean – I have never been in one before and I fell in love – I found 10 things off the bat that I wanted to buy. I either need to find a rich man or win the lottery}

One of my favorite places in town

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{A little family fun at the lion exhibit, Mom had to come in and break up some rough housing between Father and Son}

My love for the Buffalo Zoo increases more and more every time I’m there. The more I learn about the animals and their habitats the more passionate I am to support a great organization.

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Last Sunday the Pro Zoo Board was lucky to receive a behind the scenes tour from Donna Fernandes. Donna is one of the most intelligent woman I know and being able to have her talk about the animals while we walked the Zoo grounds was awesome.

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{Luna bear}

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{checking out the Maned Wolf exhibit}

It’s an exciting time at the Zoo, if you have a chance to spend a few hours there its a great place to visit.

Until next time..

-B

{Photos all Just A Blonde in Buffalo Photos}

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Harlie’s Adventure at Knox Farm

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{Harlie and her new friend Baxter hitting the trails at Knox Farms}

Harlie went on her second play date with her new friend Baxter Monday night. What was special about this play date was she was going to her first dog park! When we arrived Baxter and Harlie walked the trails on the property of Knox Farm before heading into the dog park area. Having not known what to expect, I was pretty nervous, they had two sides; one for the smaller dogs and puppies and the other for bigger dogs. I took her into the small dogs side where she was the biggest dog, but also got along really well with the others.

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{At the dog park at Knox Farms}

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{Just checking things out}

I don’t know how other dog parks are, but the Knox Farm dog park was nice, they had buckets of water, a hose and some tennis balls and Frisbees, I was impressed and I think Harlie was too, when it was time to leave she wouldn’t get in the car.

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{Running around and having some fun with Baxter}

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{Saying goodbye to one another}

She had a great time with her new friend Baxter and can’t wait to head back to the Knox soon!

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{Mom I don’t want to go}

-B

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

Friday Finds!

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

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{the Grove Juice Truck is by far one of my favorite food trucks in the area!}

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{Flying kites and hanging out with some of the best local businesses on Sunday was a highlight from this past week}

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{Yoga night success, a beautiful view of the diamond under the lights}

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{unique and pretty cool artwork inside the silos from Silo City}

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{I’m ready to work – inside a tour of Ralph Wilson Stadium this past week}

From The Top Looking Down

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{the first view from the tops of the spiral staircase}

I’m a big fan of learning about the history and people in the Western New York area. I’m also a big fan of Explore Buffalo . They provide some really cool tours in and around the Buffalo area and yesterday my Dad and I went on one of them; the Silo City Vertical Tour. Different from the walking Silo tour, you get to go up inside these grain elevators and take in the beautiful views, all while learning about the history of the silos, how they impacted much of the Country back in the 1900’s and what the plans are for them now {some are still being used today}. What we thought would be a public tour turned out to be a private tour as me and my Dad were the only two signed up. It worked out really nicely {in our favor}. Larry was are Docent and he was AWESOME! He spoke about the history, the people and told stories making it a one of a kind tour. For me, a person who is deathly scared of heights I am proud of myself for overcoming my fear to go up hundreds of stairs to the top to see the inside of these beautiful silos and to take in some of the most beautiful views of Western New York I have ever seen.

I have been to Silo City before, but to get an in depth tour of this particular area and to learn about the history was one of the best things I’ve done this summer and I highly recommend anyone looking for something to do to check out the list of dates this is offered. It was one of the best tours I’ve been on a while.

-B

{Photos are all Just a Blonde in Buffalo Photos}

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{We walked across that}

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{A beautiful view}

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{Inside the walkway to the Perot Malthouse}

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Harlie’s First Play Date

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{Harlie has a new friend, Natalia}

Last night Harlie had her first play date with Natalia. Going into this I think I was more anxious than I think Harlie because I didn’t know how she would be, but she was great! We went out to walk the trails on my friend’s beautiful land and it was the first time she was off leash as well. Her and Natalia really just hung out and walked the trails side by side, it was so cute!! Kate and Brian taught me a lot yesterday and I can’t wait to take Harlie on her next puppy adventure.

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{Just pal-ing around}

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{Let’s race!}

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{post trails treat – ice cream at Uncle G’s – such a cute spot!}

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The Roaming Table

Last week a few friends and myself took a culinary tour of Lewiston with The Roaming Table. Led by Chris and Alicia, the tour was full of food and beer tastings and history of Lewiston. What I liked even more were some of the fun facts that Alicia threw in because she grew up in the area.

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{The tour group!}

We made six stops on the tour, starting at the Silo and trying the ever so popular “Haystack.” From there we went to Water St. Landing and enjoyed some smoked gouda mac n’ cheese and the Bavarian burger. We “washed” that down with a sample of the 42 North pilsner. After Water St. Landing we walked up Main St. all while learning about the history of Lewiston.

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{First stop The Silo}

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{D’Avolio’s}

While on Main St. we also stopped at D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars & More, Orange Cat Coffee Company {one of my favorite spots on the tour}, The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and The Village Bake Shoppe. In between a couple stops we veered off Main St and walked through neighborhoods to see Lewiston outside of the main strip.

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{History was a part of the tour}

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Throughout the tour Chris and Alicia asked us what festivals we like to go to, told us about themselves and answered any questions we had. When I asked them what their favorite part of the business was they each had a different response. Alicia mentioned its a unique experience and its something new, it challenges yourself. Chris responded saying he loves meeting new people, he always wanted to open his own restaurant and this is the next best thing. Both work full time jobs outside of hosting tours thru the Roaming Table and I give them lots of props for doing both, they are great hosts!

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I had never been on a culinary tour before so I didn’t know what to expect, but after the tour I will say I would definitely go back and do it again. The amount of food and drink your receive along with the history and learning of all the things taking place in town is highly worth it. For a list of tour times and availability go here. A big thank you goes out to Alicia and Chris for inviting me out to spend a fun afternoon with them!

Cheers!

-B

{Photos – Just a Blonde in Buffalo}

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{One of my favorite spots on the tour!  Orange Cat Coffee Co.}

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{Alicia and Chris took us through the neighborhood}

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