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