Tag: Canalside

USS Little Rock Commissioning

If you’ve been down by Canalside over the last week or so you may have noticed the USS Little Rock LCS 9 stationed at the dock. This coming weekend it will be commissioned right here in Buffalo. Some of you may have tickets for tours and others may have plans to just come down to see the festivities.  Regardless, the ship is a true beauty, very advanced in technology and one of a kind. 

Last week a handful of co-workers and myself took a tour of the ship and below {and above} are some of the pictures from that. Anyone that is taking a tour this weekend, I’m sure you will enjoy it very much.



A “thank you” to my work family as we say goodbye to summer

{the “original” Outer Harbor crew}

Its not the “official” end of summer yet, but with school starting back up and these cooler temperatures that have made there way thru to WNY its easy to say Fall is approaching. While we still have a number of events this next month, I must say this summer, especially this last couple of months have been a whirlwind. One thing I’ve learned is life happens, things change and there will always be problems and sometimes you may not be able to find a solution or answer to those problems, but you need to learn how to move on and be happy with yourself.

{always willing to help me out when it comes to important causes #BisonsFam}

Learning this lesson comes as a real challenge to me as I just want to please everyone whether it be in my professional or personal life, but eventually it will affect you and drive you crazy because you won’t always have the answers or know why things are happening the way they are at those specific times. What I want anyone who may happen to read this post to get out of it is simple, changes take place in all different aspects of your life all the time, some times they are small changes, sometimes they are bigger changes and sometimes we may not know why the hell we are going thru them, but we have to accept them and learn to just live.

{fun times with the gals}

When you are in a career like mine you work very long hours and work becomes your second home. Your co-workers become your second family in a way; you fight together, laugh and cry together, but most importantly you have each others backs. When someone is down or needs help you are there to lift them back up and to let them know everything will be okay. If there is one thing I will stand by its that working together has a far greater reward than working by yourself – a lesson a lot of people could use in today’s world.

{4th of July}

{Jack Craft Fair}

{Thunder at the Outer Harbor}

There are a lot of awesome things that took place this summer and it wouldn’t haven been possible if we didn’t work together. So to my work family at the Ballpark, Canalside and the Outer Harbor, thank you for having my back, making these summer months a very memorable one, picking me up and making me laugh when I’ve wanted to cry and reminding me that “I’ve got this” when I’ve second guessed myself. XO


{the boys}

{2nd to last Bisons game of the season}

{Brunch fest}

{typical Brad 🙂 }




Its the first #BuffaloLinks post for 2016. And with it comes a lot of fun events taking place throughout the rest of January. From outdoor to indoor events, winter in Buffalo doesn’t have to be as dreadful as some make it. Whether you hit up Chestnut Ridge park for sledding, Fountain Plaza for ice skating, Riverworks for curling and ice hockey or Tifft Nature Preserve for some snow shoeing Buffalo has a lot going on.

Here is a list of events that look like they are going to be fun to attend:

Chillabration at Canalside – January 15th

Be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records and take part in what may be the Longest Ice Line and help Make a Wish WNY. My cousin Nathan {wish teen} will be leading the line.


{photo- Canalside}

Makers Buffalo has a lot of fun DIY projects over the next few weeks. Check out a full list here


{photo- Makers Buffalo}

Learn all about energy at Energy Day at the Science Museum on January 23rd.


{photo Buffalo Science Museum}

Exercise and brunch- why not- Sip n’ Stretch at Marcy Casino on January 24th is an event I have tickets to. Knowing I will be burning those calories so I can enjoy a mimosa afterwards is enough motivation for me to work hard during the class.


{photo Sip N Stretch event page}

Looking to learn more about this city and the history behind it. Explore Buffalo is the perfect place to go for tours. And on January 23rd they are kicking off a Winter Celebration to share all of the awesome things coming up.


{photo Explore Buffalo}

A light show and more is coming back to Buffalo’s Botanical Gardens at the end of January. Lumagination was on my list of events to attend last year and never happened, so this year I’ve made it a priority.


{photo Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens}






Friday Favorites!

maw radiothon

{Volunteering – one of my favorite things to do}


{Getting to meet local business owners is one of the most rewarding things about my blog}

furniture store

{WNY’s Oldest Furniture Store- Scherer Furniture on Genesee St in Downtown Buffalo}


{A lunch break on the first day of Fall down at Canalside}

corpus christi lanes

{Corpus Christi Church has a bowling alley that is still operable today – $2 per game!}

Cruising thru Buffalo on Water Bikes

water bikes 2

grain elevators

One activity I wanted to do this summer was the Water Bikes of Buffalo, so with an extended Labor Day weekend my friends Annette and Chris joined me on my adventure.

Every time I would walk by the kiosk at Canalside there was always a long wait, but the nice thing was you could put your name and number down and if you were available great, and if you weren’t that wasn’t a problem because you didn’t have to put down a deposit upfront.

We waited about an hour and a half for them to call us, but it was better than the original two and half hour wait time and we just walked around and caught up. It was $15 and you had the bike for an hour. There were some restrictions – like no standing while on the bike and not going to close to the edge because of seaweed, but not going right in the middle of the water either because of boaters. Other than that it was easy sailing or pedaling as I should call it. You could pedal as fast or as slow as you’d like and you could take pictures of the different scenery around you.


{Annette’s photo above}

water bikes

It was a lot of fun and I’m happy I was able to check it off my summer bucket list. If you ever have the chance to try it out, I highly suggest doing it. For more information on Water Bikes of Buffalo click here.

Until next time…



{Annette’s photo}

My Friday Favorites!

Another week has come and gone and between the local exploring, family time and work my week has been a lot of fun. While my weekend will be spent at the ballpark I hope everyone enjoys the Buffalo sunshine that is supposed to be around.



{A very dark and eerie hallway we got to see during the Central Terminal tour – it was actually pretty cool to see}

frontier field

{My first visit to another minor league field – our neighbors to the East of us in Rochester – Frontier Field}


{My view from Buffalo Riverworks}

erie county fair

{A pit stop at the Erie County Fair during the day}


{Exploring Canalside with Shanna while she was in town}

Venturing through the Inner & Outer Harbor


Saturday I had two of my very good friends back in town and it has been a while since they’ve seen Canalside, so being the big “Buffalove” advocate I am, we went down to Canalside for the afternoon. The Saturday Artisan Market was in full effect along with live music from a variety of bands throughout the day. We grabbed ice cream from Clinton’s Dish, went over to put our name on the 3.5 hour water bike list {which we didn’t end up doing} and took some touristy pictures with Shark girl.

shark girl

We ended up taking the Queen City Ferry over to the Outer Harbor where I showed Michelle and Shanna the Lighthouse before heading back to take them to Buffalo Riverworks where we ended the day. For me, I think I take advantage of Canalside and the development in downtown sometimes because I work down here and I see it on a daily basis.  To have both my Buffalo friends say how they can’t believe how quickly the area has changed reminded me of how lucky we are to have these exciting things taking place.

Until next time…


queen city ferry

{Just enjoying the Queen City Ferry Ride}


{Canalside on a Saturday}




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