Buffalo

Weekend in Photos: I Went to Buffalo!

Paul and I spent Friday night through Monday night in Buffalo this past weekend. It was great to be back!

Paul was asked earlier in the week to fly in for a job interview, so the trip was pretty last minute. Since the company offered to cover his travel expenses, I decided to accompany him since we’d only have to pay for my flight.

It was a productive visit. I had spent some time researching apartment buildings I wanted to see (I was off work last week) and ended up making appointments to see six different places on Monday. Even though we packed the viewings into 4.5 hours, I was glad we did it that way — we saw a lot of options in a short period of time. I’d say three of the six locations are strong contenders.

On Saturday, we drove out to Central Terminal. I’ve read a lot about it but had never seen it in person.

Central Terminal, Buffalo NY

If you look closely at the photo above, you can see a red blob about halfway up. Well, that blob is a car (a replica, to be precise). They lifted it up by crane last week. It’s a fundraising promotion and the winner will receive a 2-year lease on a Mini Cooper.

Here’s a close-up:

Mini Car on Central Terminal, Buffalo NY

This is me in front of the Terminal. It was a nice day, as you can see. No jacket needed; only a light cardigan.

Me at Central Terminal, Buffalo NY

After we left Central Terminal, we drove to the nearby Broadway Market. Paul and I had never been…and neither had his parents! Who are both over 60 years old! And have lived in Buffalo their entire lives! I was pretty surprised about that. We had a great time checking out the vendors and I purchased a butter lamb to use for Easter dinner.

A butter lamb, you ask? Yup. I’d never heard of it before Paul and I started dating, either. They come in a variety of sizes but I chose the smallest version since there were only four of us eating dinner.

Butter Lamb

One of the places Paul and I looked at on Monday when we were apartment hunting is near downtown Buffalo’s Electric Tower, which was built in 1912 and has a ton of history. In addition:

The Electric Tower serves the community as the host of the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at the stroke of midnight which includes a fireworks extravaganza witnessed by tens of thousands Western New Yorkers each year. [Source]

Sounds like the location would be a fun place to live. We’ll see what we end up with, though!

Buffalo

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  • Reply Annette Chenault April 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

    The city looks cleans and beautiful. But you there make it shiny and sparkling Zan 😉

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