Sunday, February 22, 2015

Checking out the open house at Inn Buffalo



My daughter and I ventured down to the Elmwood Village to check out the open house at the Inn Buffalo today. There were a lot of other people checking out the nine- suite historic inn that will be opening very soon in this historic 1890's mansion. The couple who own the inn have done a great job restoring it. I imagine that once it's fully open (they are still doing some finishing touches), it's going to be a really popular place to stay for both out of town guests and locals looking for an overnight getaway

The Inn is located close to Elmwood Avenue, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Although I have to admit that walking along Elmwood today was difficult even with shoveled walks. After touring the inn, we did take walk a bit down Elmwood and go into a couple shops; I think my daughter was worried I'd fall into a snow bank (with me that could have been a real possibility!), so we decided that we will have to come back to the area to visit the shops once the snow melts.

Inn Buffalo is located at 619 Lafayette Avenue. For more information visit their website

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Visit to the Museum of Science

On Monday my husband and I, along with our two youngest children spent the day at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Current exhibits include Curious George and also a Science and You exhibit. Both these exhibits run until May 10th.

The museum seems to improve each time we go there, there are so many more hands on exhibits than when our oldest two were younger. The museum has even added a café that has a limited menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The food was good too!

The museum is open daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information see

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Decorator show house preview and lunch at the Albright Knox Cafe

My daughter and I went to the Junior League's decorator show house preview today. What a great looking home, I'm sure it will be absolutely gorgeous once it is fully decorated. And what a great location, right next to the Albright Knox Art Gallery and across the street from the Delaware Park Rose Garden. The home is also open for the preview tomorrow; the fully decorated home will be open starting April 25th. For more info see

Since my daughter has to visit the Albright Knox for one of her art courses this semester, our next stop was at the art gallery. After looking at the paintings and picking out one that she has to write about for her class, we had lunch at the AK Café. The menu features salads, sandwiches, soup and quiche. I had the turkey sandwich which has cranberry mayonnaise, while my daughter had the chicken Caesar salad. Both were very good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lunch at the Country Cottage

Since my daughter starts classes tomorrow at college, we thought we'd go out to lunch today to enjoy one last day of "freedom" before school begins. We decided to go to the Country Cottage, which we refer to as the pig place, because they have all sorts of pig figurines decorating the inside of the restaurant. It's more like a diner and the food is very good. My daughter had the chicken fingers while I had the homemade chicken salad sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. Yummy!

The Country Cottage, 4072 Beach Ridge Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 693-4911

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Article about aviation museums in today's Buffalo News travel section


Looking for an interesting day trip? Check out my article about area aviation museums in today's Buffalo News travel section. Please note that there was an error made when the accompanying photo was captioned. The Curtiss "Jenny" in the photo is at the Niagara Aerospace Museum in Niagara Falls, not the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day after birthday lunch

My friends Mary and Linda took me out to lunch to the Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora. It is a really cute place that has a bakery and café. The café has a selection of soups and salads. I had the chicken Caesar salad, while my friends tried some of the sandwiches and soup. We also tried some of the desserts from the bakery; the coffee cake is very good, as are the cookies.

Afterwards we had some time so we went over to Vidler's and did some shopping.

Birthday lunch yesterday

Since yesterday was my birthday, my daughter and I went to lunch at Olympia Grill (55 Crosspoint, Getzville, off North French near the I-990). I had been there several months ago with a friend of mine and thought it was really good. I had the chicken souvlaki salad, while she had the chicken souvlaki wrap. Both were really good. The restaurant is reasonably priced. It is a casual place; order at the counter and they bring you your food to the table.