Oh, give me a home…where the buffalo roam…
Ok, I just had serious nostalgia right there. When I was younger, my dad would always pull out his guitar after dinner and we would just spend time singing together. “Home on the Range” was one of my favorite songs, and this blog post about Buffalo just had me reminiscing on some real good memories.
Anyways, here’s a glimpse into our last couple of days of our Canada trip. After our visit to Niagara Falls, we drove across the border back to the US to visit a friend in Buffalo. We actually spent the next day doing the Cave of the Winds tour, so we split up our visit to Niagara falls into two days. If you’re interested in seeing more footage, you can watch us at Niagara Falls here or exploring Buffalo here!
Our first stop in Buffalo after several long days of walking was a more laid-back visit to the Darwin D. Martin House, built by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s one of the top attractions in Buffalo as a national historic landmark, and a unique place to visit because of all the architectural skill and detail that went into the construction and design of the house. Even from the outside, there’s a simplicity of the house that is inviting (the structural design of the building itself is actually a lot more complex, with a lot of thought going into placement, shape, etc.)
We weren’t allowed to take any pictures of the inside of the house, but the inside of the house was really exquisite, especially with all the background stories that the tour guide had told us about and how Wright had decided to design the house. For example, the way he designed the bookshelves, the low ceilings, the design of the fireplace, how certain windows were placed, and other little details like that.
Oh, and a side view of the house, complete with Mom and her 3 beautiful friends just casually modeling and still looking young as ever (this is like their 20 year later reunion).
We had actually gone shopping the day before, so my Mom’s friends actually took her to Talbott and re-vamped her wardrobe to some more vibrant colors. All three looking very excited because my mom is wearing her new clothes and looking fresh with her style makeover.
Okay, now they’re all really excited. Something about this picture is just so hilarious…per instruction of the photographer (aka me), the four of them were involved in a series of really cute pictures. And how can you skip out on the classic jumping picture?
I’m not entirely sure who’s idea this was…but it looks pretty funny regardless. I think they wanted a shot looking into the sun away from the camera, casually leaning against the wall. Together. Same leg and everything. (Ok, now I’m chuckling to myself).
Laughing picture that actually looks TOOO CUTE.
After our visit to Darwin Martin’s house, we decided to stop at Anchor Bar, home of the original Buffalo wings. I’ve never actually tried Buffalo Wild Wings before, but I have to say that these wings were AMAZING! Could barely get through the entire plate because the portion sizes were huge, but there was a nice spicy kick to it.
And to burn off all of those calories from the countless chicken wings and pizza we devoured, we spent the rest of our afternoon walking around the streets of Buffalo and visiting their City Hall and enjoying the views of the city.
And to finish off the rest of our night, the girls (read: Mom and friends) spent their night preparing dinner, cooking, laughing, talking, catching up on the past couple of years of having not seen each other. Such lovely moments that made me smile when I got to thinking of how I hope my friends and I will be years later.
Time for dinner!
We had tasty udon with ground beef, fish balls, broccoli, and some panko fried shrimp! And then we headed off to go bowling together after dinner to savor our last couple of moments together.
My sister and I called it a night after bowling and we were so pooped out that we just knocked out. Same with Dad. My Mom and her friends, on the other hand, ended up staying up talking until about 3 or 4 in the morning…I almost feel older than all of them for going to bed so early, haha!
And that, my friends, is A WRAP to my Canada trip! It’s been long overdue, but now that I’m finally done going through the pictures that I wanted to share with you all, be sure to keep your eyes open for some more upcoming recipes and exciting travel posts. As always, thanks so much for reading! ♥