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Sep 29, 2014 - National Buffalo Wing Festival – Buffalo, NY

Buffalo wings are a staple of American cuisine, and are a national favorite at bars across the country. No, Buffalo wings are not made from some mythical winged species of North American bison, but are instead named after the city that they originated in, Buffalo, New York. As the story goes, these delectable, spicy chicken wings were first introduced to the world at the Anchor Bar by the bar's owner, Teressa Bellissimo. Admission to the festival is only five dollars and are available at the gate. Children that are eight years old are...

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My Best Holidays

Jun 15, 2014 - Ottawa to Buffalo

June 15 Quite a busy day that started with driving from Ottawa to Albany. We dropped off our truck and trailer at a Holiday Inn downtown. Take a look at the pictures, we were quite the site! After securing our vehicle, we raced to the train station, where we boxed up our bikes and jumped on the train. It was a beautiful train and we enjoyed the sites. Highlight was eating supper in the dining car! The train was being constantly jostled and swaying back and forth. Let's just say a few drinks were spilled that night. Got into Buffalo about...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Day 5. Buffalo To Dayton

The Wright Brothers came from Dayton, Ohio and this is also the home of the US Air Force Museum, so Dayton was the next destination on the trip. Had a really nice road trip through the northern end of Pennsylvania and then into Ohio. Lots of vineyards en route and as we were looking for airfields, we put a search on the Garmin and it directed us to a small light aircraft airfield near a town called North West. There were a few guys flying models and Bryan chatted them for a while. Stopped at a roadside stall and bought some plums and grapes...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Thursday 3 October 2013. Buffalo. Day 4

After breakfast continued our route to Buffalo. En route to Albany now, and trying out the local radio stations in the car. This one sounds good – called “oldies” and dedicated to 60’s and 70’s songs. You can tune the radio to the traffic station which tells you if there are any traffic problems in the area. Feels really cool driving along the freeway with typical American music in the background. “Cruisin’ on down the highway on the Interstate 87 North”. Plenty of big freight liners on the road, Kenworth’s, Peterbilt, Mack. Checked into...

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May 27, 2013 - now on to Buffalo, NY

On the morning of the 27th of May left Dick's place heading east into PA and a nice drive along route 62 to Warren, PA passing a lot of small towns along the way, On to NY state through the small town of James Town the on to Buffalo for the night. The next day headed out in the pouring rain heading to Old Fort Niagara (was nice while at the fort the rain stopped so was able to walk around the fort), a drive to the Erie canel, and on to my next stop at Niagara Falls American side checked out the falls before heading into Canada. I spend the...

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May 26, 2013 - Day 4 - Buffalo

We woke up around 8 AM and, after showering and dressing, decided to have the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Normally, we do not do this because, at $9.95 per person, it seems expensive and is really more than either of us need for breakfast in the morning. But today we just felt like a more substantial breakfast. We headed downstairs around 9 AM and got seated at a table where the waitress brought us OJ and coffee. Then we went through the buffet line and helped ourselves to scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, toast and pastries. It all tasted...

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Midwest Tour 2013

May 25, 2013 - Day 3 - Buffalo

We woke up a little earlier than we expected, around 6:30 AM. Carl had slept well, but Ginny did not - probably jet lag. Ginny made coffee and Carl decided to take a dip in the indoor swimming pool - he was the only one there! We then relaxed over coffee and neither of us were particularly hungry, so just ate some granola bars which Ginny had packed for the flight out and never used. We left the hotel at 10 AM and headed over to Garden Gate, stopping at McDonald's on the way to pick up some coffee for all of us. When we arrived at GG, Mom...

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Midwest Tour 2013

May 24, 2013 - Day 2 - Buffalo

After a somewhat fitful sleep (still adjusting to the time change), we arose at 7:30 AM. I made coffee while Carl showered. We relaxed with our coffee for a while and then Carl went over to the McDonald's next door to our hotel to buy some breakfast for us. The hotel offers a huge breakfast buffet, but at $10.95 per person, it is too expensive and a lot more food than either of us feel like in the morning. I had asked Carl to get me a sausage McGriddlle sandwich, but when I opened the sandwich, the sausage was missing and there were just...

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Midwest Tour 2013

May 23, 2013 - Day 1 - Oakland to Buffalo

We awoke at the ungodly hour of 2:45 AM to prepare for our 6AM flight out of Oakland. After getting dressed, finalizing our packing and having some coffee, we left the house at 4 AM en route to the Park 'N Fly near Oakland Airport. The traffic was non existent at first. However, after cutting off on 580 towards Oakland, the 3 lanes narrowed down to one due to construction. Traffic started backing up and we could only imagine how bad the situation would have been had we been leaving the house an hour or two later during rush hour. Then we...

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May 22, 2013 - Rochester, Eden , Buffalo

George Eastman - what an interesting guy. His Dad died when he was 7 - Mom took in borders to provide for him and his 2 sisters - he went to work at age 13 - and had a hobby - photography. He packed chemicals in his suitcase along with clothes . They spilled and ruined everything in the suitcase. George was convinced that he could improve on the process of producing photographs. He quit his job at the bank and by 1879 he got his first patent for a chemical coating machine for film. He and a partner went on to design a film that could be...

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Apr 25, 2013 - The Motherland

Once upon a time, i set sail with determination to succeed and make a career for myself. My motivation and biggest deterrent was my boy who had some bad luck and lost it all. To make it, i set goals, check points and constantly re-prioritized. My only goal was to be independent by age 23 or earlier. Daily, i recited and still recite select words from Rick Ross's song "Prayer". The select words keep me hungry and thirsty to keep on keeping on until I reach my destination. It hasnt been then easiest journey I have been on but this has been...

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Xela 2012

Mar 19, 2013 - Home bound again

Once again, I leave to cross the Atlantic to head back to the cold Buffalo winter and i cant wait. I miss the way my baby Lilly burns rubber in the cold and the of complaints Miss Miller. I miss the cold and the blankets and my hoodies. I miss having enough snow to complain about. What I dont miss is going back to school. But well, im almost done so gotta keep on keeping on. Congrats to Gabbro on his baby girls. Thanks to my family for making this trip worth it and possible. Special thanks to Big for dealing with all the airline flight...

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Xela 2012

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