Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Buffalo Bucket List

It’s the first day of spring – YIPPEE!!!!! That means my on-call time for snow is almost over (come on, April 1st!) and soon I’ll be able to use all that comp time I racked up. I’ve got plenty of trips and races on my schedule this spring, summer and fall, but I’m also looking forward to exploring this wonderful place I live. Here are 10 places and things I’m looking forward to checking out over the next few months – at least until the snow flies again :(
  • Plantasia – Plantasia opens today – perfect timing! I’ll be hitting the show this weekend, getting all kinds of ideas for my garden and backyard.
  • Route 20 Ice Cream – located in Orchard Park, Route 20 features – in addition to great Perry’s Ice Cream – a cool “retro” museum with items from “eras gone by,” including a fully-operational 1955 GE TV!
  • Canalside – I have yet to check out the new downtown venue for EVERYTHING – concerts, fitness classes, special events and much more.
  • Erie BasinMarina Trial Garden – visited this on a Garden Festival bus trip a couple of years ago – hopefully this will still be on Garden Walk Buffalo’s drop-off route.
  • Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – the inaugural festival at the Japanese Garden, part of Delaware Park and located behind the Buffalo History Museum.
  • Seneca Niagara Casino – I haven’t been to the casino in over two years – therefore I haven’t seen the updates!
  • Garden Walk Buffalo – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it’s the largest garden walk in the COUNTRY, with more than 350 open gardens.
  • Buffalo Bisons game – I haven’t been to a Bisons game in years either – affordable fun!
  • Buffalo Bites food tour – I saw a television piece on Ch. 2 about these tours last year – I immediately said, “I need to go on one of these!”
  • Buffalo Central Terminal – the Central Terminal is being renovated to its former glory – my uncle is one of the retired volunteer sheet metal workers who have already reconstructed some of the pieces.

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