the longest…shortest weekend

well it was a busy one, trying to catch all the left over flavor Summer had to offer. but it all started in the beginning of the week when my Feline Bella, got attacked by the neighbors viscous cat ,who just roams the neighborhood looking for trouble. Poor Bella..wrong place wrong time, and shes an old lady, stays 2 houses either way from us. so to the vets we went.. ,2 big wounds on her belly.. drugs..antibiotics shots.. still got off rather cheap..175.00. for the stories ive heard, ok shes healing fine, and doesnt even ask to go out on our deck poor thing.I had to change our plans a bit, as I was nervous about leaving her all week end.

so we did day trips , yep back and forth , from here and there…of course i bought a new Iphone in between.  i got a 6 not to be confused with the 6s. but its a 64 GB. so im set for a while:) but its taking for ever to set up, and with the new case its heavy. i always get a mophie, but this one is also waterproof. and if something happens to my phone.. the mophie peeps will get me a replacement !! not a bad deal

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the new iphone 6
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my mophie..regularly priced at 130.00 but i had an old iphone stashed away.. and .. got 100.00 taken off when i turned in the old 4..i was using it as an alarm clock
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with the mophie case on its pretty thick
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somewhere in a small farming community in Western New York
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its that time …
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a friend of ours watches the farm while the owners were out of town
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ive been using my Hipsta more and more, this was shot with my new iphone. sitting on the canal
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caught a harvest festival in our travels…and i guess he caught me with my new monster phone
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this awesome creatures name was Tank.. so very fitting, this was the best picture i could get…Hes 14 weeks old.. Hes gonna be a giant
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this lady did not fit into this little farming community, and i was trying so hard to see what she was doing.. thought she was sketching peeeps, but No…she was with the band,
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stopped to buys some local veggies, and honey and maple syrup, North of here,somewhere:)
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and back home yesterday, had to take advantage of the beautiful weather, i could not help watching that little guy, with that hat on
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sitting on the canal in my village, still working with the (new phone) camera
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such an awesome day.. makes me sad to think what around the corner
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we’ve been watching this boat all summer. this is the first tiem it was actually moving:))
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welll i wanted a try to get a better pic. of this guy… but.. once again the new phone.. i got caught. He didnt say anything, but he got up and moved away
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my baby.. the old girl is 17. she think shes part dog, follows me everywhere
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still a ton of boats, taking advantage , of the fine sept. weather
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trying to catch the early morning fog…. not to hard.. this is across the road from my house…lol

well thanks for stopping by,  we did make a few more stops..but ill save them for the next few days..

now i need to check and see id the cloud is done uploading.lol have a nice day. these were all shot with my new iphone 6

the Dog Days of Summer……..Whaaaat?:(

I’m not sure where the summer went this year, but here it is the middle of August, and schools are opening already.its true I’m retired, but i still go by the school calendar, and i still get up at the crackA$$ of dawn., so while a take a break from my vacation to Florida, i went to spend the week-end with my good pal and her Hubby in Buffalo ,NY.. They always try to show me a good time and this past week-end was no different.

I’m always amazed at the construction going on in my Home Town, Lord knows Buffalonians have waited a long to see prosperity, and its finally happening. their down town has been revitalized into a destination place that is beyond any ones wildest dreams.

it was an amazing day, the clouds were perfect the water was calm
it was an amazing day, the clouds were perfect the water was calm
!st stop baby Shower, this was an interesting game..  a person had to guess what chocolate bar was smooched into the diaper, i didn't want to gross anyone out, so you'll have to use your imagination!!!:) but let me tell you, it looked as real as real can be..with out the odor
!st stop baby Shower, this was an interesting game..
a person had to guess what chocolate bar was smooched into the diaper, I didn’t want to gross anyone out, so you’ll have to use your imagination!!!:) but let me tell you, it looked as real as real can be..with out the odor
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My friends’ Husband took us to a tiki Bar, ..which in all honesty is something very rare in Buffalo. we had a great time, ,live music, some bar food I was set:)!!
these guys plyaed some awesome blues, and they were pretty old, thye playd from 6pm (must be when happy hour starts) and they ended at 9pm.
these guys played some awesome blues, and they were pretty old, they played from 6pm (must be when happy hour starts) and they ended at 9pm.
some interesting characters  around this place. i only had my Iphone with me,
some interesting characters around this place. i only had my Iphone with me,
Next nite... RiverWorks, in DownTown Buffalo, sitting right on the river,  now heres a bit of history for you, this use to be a grain silo. and when i was grwoing up... the water was so polluted , well lets just say you didn't do much by this body of water.
Next nite… RiverWorks, in DownTown Buffalo, sitting right on the river, now here is a bit of history for you, this use to be a grain silo. and when i was growing up… the water was so polluted , well lets just say you didn’t do much by this body of water.
what it all looked like once upon a time...
what it all looked like once upon a time…
this particular restaurant, is 3 floors, with outside balconies, as we sat out there with our cocktails , waiting for a table, i caught some of the sunset. to the far right you can see there are still some working mills in the area. , and they still get hugh cargo ships coming in. i hope to catch one b4 summers end
this particular restaurant, is 3 floors, with outside balconies, as we sat out there with our cocktails , waiting for a table, i caught some of the sunset. to the far right you can see there are still some working mills in the area. , and they still get Hugh cargo ships coming in. i hope to catch one b4 summers end
and then it was time to say good nite ... im so proud to say my home town is Buffalo ,NY. and i go home every chance i get!!!
and then it was time to say good nite …
im so proud to say my home town is Buffalo ,NY. and I go home every chance I get!!! if you’re stopping by, i hope this gives you food for thought and if you’re traveling around WNY, you make it a point to stop for a meal, or a day, . and thanks for stopping by . have an awesome rest of the week

the land time forgot

MY Husband will go Photoging with me as long as He has something to do, (so my Friend Chris blogged about this camp last year.) and I knew I’d get Him to go.. so off we went. took us a while to find it. I cant wait to go back, and we did find some other activity going on there. a few hikers, a few campers.. and a few fishermen:)…..HISTORY AT BOTTOM

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have to use the rest room… well this is it…… and its pretty much at the edge of a cliff
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of course its been years since these camps were used, but we found them under all the brush
this is what was right behind the latrens
this is what was right behind the restrooms
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wondering what building that is….. the bathrooms, shower stall and toilets, and old sinks. better stay on the path… all kinds of poison weeds. and a…snakes too.. yep i saw a few
ready to go Camping.........
ready to go Camping………
olympic size pool
Olympic size pool
a lean-to
a lean-to

 

Relatively unknown, Beechwood State Park is easily one of the most unique park experiences New York has to offer. A former Girl Scouts of America summer camp, the property has been left as it was abandoned in 1996. After 15 years the buildings are in a state of decay, with many overgrown by weeds. The Olympic-size pool is almost completely destroyed, and the large wooden dock on the lake has been demolished into piled up scrap along the shore. Campgrounds vary from fallen shelters covered in vines, to intact and clean lean-tos, almost ready for use. Throughout this designated nature park, the old campground’s lodges and miscellaneous structures are there to be discovered by the casual hiker. At least for now. Whether or not the state will demolish them in the future is unknown.

well thanks for stopping by, i hope you enjoyed your visit… ill be back with more  from this place. we had a great time investigating 🙂

My HomeTown

I grew up on the waterfront, just like the movie, with Marlon Brando..

the grain mills were always running, the tug boats were busy, the steel mills were in full production, every one worked.. well at least till the holidays, then most got laid off, for a few weeks .I grew up with hard-working middle class people, every one was catholic, and  Irish ..lol, except me..I’m Italian. but the times have changed and so has the part of Buffalo that I grew up in. For the Good, it is now a Tourists destination.  I’ve always been fond of going back home, but now I enjoy it even more… to be continued

 

one of the many boat harbors along the Buffalo River and Great lake Erie
one of the many boat harbors along the Buffalo River and Great lake Erie
the City of Buffalo,New Yrok
the City of Buffalo,New York

 

No waterfront is complete unless theres one of these:)
No waterfront is complete unless theres one of these:)

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on the Buffalo River
on the Buffalo River
week end festivities arts and crafts, and food trucks
week end festivities arts and crafts, and food trucks

 

some of the silos have been turned into climbing walls
some of the silos have been turned into climbing walls

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