Category: Sports

Happy Opening Day Buffalo!!

Happy Opening Day Buffalo!!! Even though I’m not there to celebrate opening day in Buffalo, I’m reppin’ my spirit in Poland. Its a great time to come down to Coca-Cola Field and celebrate everything the Buffalo Bisons Organization is doing this spring and summer.  Make sure to celebrate with us as we celebrate this wonderful season.

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

Bills Training Camp

 

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With the first Bill’s pre-season game this Saturday, I thought it was only fitting to post my day trip  to Bills Training Camp yesterday with my friend Kelsey {a fellow Bills fan as well}. We headed out to the 10am practice and it was quite nice, not only were we rolling “VIP” with passes in the hospitality tent {thanks to our friend Nick}, but we were also able to snag some selfies with the players too.

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Overall practice was HOT and fun to watch. Being at camp makes me want football season here. Only a few more weeks! In the meantime here is the schedule for the rest of training camp in case you want to head out to SJF.

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{morning views from the hospitality tent}

Until next time!

-B

{Photos – Just a Blonde in Buffalo pics}

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{let’s practice}

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{let’s play some football}

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{Cardale Jones}

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{Jerry Hughes!}

 

 

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}

Buffalo Marathon

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{Buffalo Marathon prep}

Sunday morning 7,500+ people took to the streets of Buffalo to run either 26.2 or 13.1 miles. The course took you through all parts of town and the community came out to show their support. People lined the streets to cheer for loved ones and complete strangers. This was my second half marathon and my first time doing the Buffalo Marathon and doing it by myself. It was an experience and words honestly can’t describe how I feel. The support and encouragement from complete strangers and the beautiful scenery I ran through makes me love this city even more. To everyone involved in the race, thank you for creating an event that I will always remember.

-B

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{Lined up and ready for the start}

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{Post race}

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{My number one fan – My Dad}

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{Mission accomplished!}

Sometimes You Have to Just Let Go & See What Happens

It’s the 30th of the month and the last day of my 30 favorite things around town post. Today, I’m talking about my job. When I made the jump from non-profit back to the for profit world I was very unsure if I would succeed or do as well as I did in the non-profit world. I realized though, you only get one shot sometimes and I didn’t want to live my life thinking “what if.” The decision of leaving non-profit and accepting a position with the Bisons is one that I am thankful for each day. In the almost two years of working there I have learned so much and have been given many opportunities that I may not have had if I didn’t just let go and see what would happen. Sometimes its just takes you going outside of your comfort zone to see what you’re really made of.

Happy Monday!

-B

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Shout!

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Up on the blog today, favorite thing # 5 that I love about WNY…the Buffalo Bills. That’s really not a surprise, but I’ve come to enjoy Sunday home games at the Ralph even more now because its father/daughter time with my Dad. While the games may not always be enjoyable to watch, having great company makes up for it. I’m looking forward to this coming season to see what the boys will do!

-B

#Itsjustfun My Ellicottville Day Trip!

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This past Monday my friend, Annette and I took the day off and decided to make a day full of fun in Ellicottville. We knew we were going to grab brunch at Katy’s before heading to Holiday Valley to try out the ski boards. As we got closer to the date, we decided on either doing cross country skiing or tubing to save a couple bucks {because I’m “living on a budget” more now a days}.

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{I love these coffee mugs at Katy’s}

When we arrived in Ellicottville it was a little later than planned {this was my fault because I arrived late to Annette’s house}. Katy’s only serves breakfast until noon {note to self if you plan on doing the same thing}. So we grabbed lunch which was pretty good {I had the Firecracker Panini and Annette had the Tannenbaum Panini} and then decided to go to tubing.

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{Holiday Valley Tubing – Open Thursday thru Sunday}

We went down the street {because Holiday Valley tubing isn’t located on the main resort that the skiing and snowboarding is on}. When we arrived, the parking lot was plowed, but no one {I mean NO ONE} was there. To our surprise they are closed Monday thru Wednesday. Yes, I say to our surprise because I assumed it was open the same hours as the main resort is {don’t ever assume}. So we decided to head to the main lodge and get an adult beverage and then decide if we wanted to hit the slopes. When we arrived, the bar was closed {we literally laughed out loud at this point}. We then decided to just head back in to town and grab some drinks at EBC {Ellicottville Brewing Company}.

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{Some of the slopes}

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{The view was so pretty}

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{Beer flights at EBC! I found some new beers I like beside my go to Blueberry Wheat}

While the day didn’t go as we planned, we still made the best of it and had a fun day off { #itsjustfun – Holiday Valley’s tagline}.

As much as I dislike and never really post anything negative about places I go on my blog, I am always honest with what I share and share my opinion, so here it goes… I love Holiday Valley, I think its a great place to go, but I do think that their website is a bit confusing and isn’t as “straightforward” as it could be. I feel like it takes multiple clicks and pages to get to the information you are looking for.

I will also say, it seems {comparing to my last year’s snowboarding experience} that weekends and nights are their busiest time, so instead of having coupons geared for more of the Canadian clientele or offering coupons for your peak hours, why not offer coupons or discounts for those “off peak” hours. There wasn’t nearly as many people on a Monday afternoon as compared to a weekend.

I understand Holiday Valley is ranked in the top 10 for best resorts in the East, but for those people on a budget and not as experienced in skiing or snowboarding {like me}, it can be expensive and steer people away. While are plans for a adventure packed Monday didn’t go as we had planned, we still made the best of it and have new memories we made.

Until next time.

-B

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