Category: Activities/Entertainment/Social

Safari Niagara

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A couple weeks ago {Labor Day weekend to be exact} my Mom, niece, nephew and I went up to Stevensville Ontario and spent the day at Safari Niagara {a nature park with animals, a splash pad and playground}. We went over the Peace Bridge which to my surprise wasn’t a long wait whatsoever despite being a Holiday weekend, it was a 30 minute trip from Buffalo to Ontario!

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{art sculptures thru the park}

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{a cool bird exhibit that takes you up close}

We spent the day looking at the cool art sculptures, watching the animals {lions, giraffes, hippos and more!}, paddle boating and playing in the splash pad and playground. Its a little pricey for admission, but you can bring in your own food and non-alcoholic beverages in, which makes up for buying at their food stands. Overall its a cool place to spend the day, especially if you have children.

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{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

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{play area}

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{flamingos}

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Jack Craft Fair

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A couple weeks ago I attended the Jack Craft Fair at the Central Terminal. Being my second time attending the event, I was looking forward to seeing some of the Etsy shop owners face to face. While sometimes ordering online is nice, I am a fan of shopping face to face and meeting with the owners. Vendors lined the main floor of the Central Terminal with amazing pieces of art, furniture, jewelry and more. There was a live band, a DIY section and food and drink available. Even though it was quite warm inside, the backdrop of the Central Terminal was quite stunning. I’ve been inside that building a number of times and each time I’m there it still amazes me how beautiful of a place it is, its also nice to see it being used for events.

Below are some of my pictures from the event.

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{Welcome}

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{Live band and line up of events}

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{view of the main lobby full of vendors}

 

World Elephant Day

Today is one of my top 5 favorite days of the year, I know to some they may think it’s crazy, but elephants are one of my favorite animals. They are extremely intelligent and have a great memory that spans over years. They form deep family bonds and are led by the matriarch – being the oldest and often largest female of the herd. They display different emotions – anger, play, joy and grief. They are the largest land animal in the world and there are two different species African and Asian Elephants.

The Buffalo Zoo has two Asian Elephants – Surapa and Jothi. You can visit them in the elephant yard and house today for some fun activities taking place for World Elephant Day.

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{my trip to see the elephants at the Buffalo Zoo a couple years ago, this is Surapa inside the elephant house}

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{her keepers doing enrichment activities with her}

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{me and my niece with her}

 

 

 

 

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!!

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{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}

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{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}

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