The past couple of years have found me in Pittsburgh in early June, doing their 5K on marathon weekend. With one of my best friends living in Buffalo – a city I visited once in high school on a field trip and barely remembered – I decided to continue to change things up and go on a road trip to western New York. Since my good friend is a teacher and had to work on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, I headed up early and went on a side trip to Niagara Falls, because you know how I delight in playing tourist.
For the end of May, it was a chilly, windy day but that didn’t keep me from going full on Maid of the Mist. I could almost feel my toes at the end and everything. Even with the clouds and the bluster, the views were lovely.
The rest of the trip was a whirlwind of food, beer, an architecture tour with Explore Buffalo and, of course, the Buffalo Marathon 5K. I even managed to squeeze in a hash, even if it was more of the “auto” variety. I’ll definitely have to make another trip back to Bison City but hopefully it’ll be a bit warmer.
A trip to Buffalo wouldn’t be complete without wings and beef on weck.