BUFFALO, NY: DAY 3.

Day 3 is a tiny post compared to Days 1 & 2! The third and final day of our trip we considered going to Buffalo’s Taste of Buffalo, which to out-drinking-at-2-a-m Brian and Ashley sounded great! However, after having breakfast at Buffalo’s 2nd highest rated breakfast place, Betty’s, we realized that surfing through a massive crowd of people on a ninety-degree day to eat $5 worth of food for $20 just wasn’t our thing. We went with mini golf instead. As per tradition, of course. We play mini golf on almost every one of our vacations. After mini golf, it was just another six hour drive to get back home. The mini golf place we went to was pretty nice. Since Brian and his family own and operate a miniature golf facility, our expectations are a little more understanding, but still high. The course was well-maintained and laid out, and …

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BUFFALO, NY: DAY 2 (MY 29TH BIRTHDAY).

(Day 1 is here.) Day 2 Day 2 in Buffalo was a full one. This is such a PHOTO-HEAVY post! This was my actual birthday. My 29th one to be exact. It started as a dreary, drizzly day that eventually cleared up. Breakfast Brian looked up “the best breakfast” rated restaurant around, Maggie’s, so we stopped there before heading to the falls. I was a little apprehensive because the route there and the general neighborhood seemed questionable, but I will definitely recommend Maggie’s for a great breakfast! Niagara Falls The overcast weather kept us from completely melting when we visited the American side of Niagara Falls (this image points out the names of the specific falls, via How Stuff Works). When we got there, I had problems with my camera and almost panicked, but it was something simple (I can’t even remember now) and only ate up about 10 minutes …

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BUFFALO, NY: DAY 1.

This year for my birthday, Brian and I took an impromptu trip to Niagara Falls. Since Brian doesn’t have a passport or enhanced license, we drove through the US to get there and did not visit the Canadian side. Day 1 was filled with driving. Lots of driving. We left in the late morning and only stopped for food and gas until we were almost there. At one gas station, there was a lighthouse within sight that we went over to check out. I also quickly got my feet in the lake so that I could officially say that I’ve been in Lake Erie (I may have been before, but I honestly have no idea). We stayed at a hotel in Buffalo near a hospital (not my favorite location, btw). That night we picked a place close by that we could walk to to get wings. We decided to forego …

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