Monday, February 16, 2015

Travel Diary: Buffalo, New York

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This weekend my friend, Cortney and I decided to visit my sister in Buffalo, New York. She lives in Toronto and neither of us have passports. Typically, Buffalo is about a three hour drive. Which is nothing, however, we ended up getting an epic snow storm while we were en route. We barely made it above 35mph, we had zero visibility, we watched car after car spin out and it took us nearly two hours to get out of Cleveland. Cleveland had the worst weather and it was smooth sailin' until half of the highway we needed was shut down. We eventually made it and it only took five hours!

We ate mediocre pizza, drank top notch coffee, went bowling, and stayed up way too late. We also had the best breakfast I've ever had. Seriously, it was an avocado spinach eggs benedict on top of a crepe. That poached egg is what dreams are made of. If you ever find yourself in Buffalo, eat at Break'n Eggs and drink coffee at sPoT Coffee (also in other parts of NY).

Neither of us had ever been to Niagara Falls before. The beauty of a frozen tundra is unreal, but can we talk about how it took approximately three minutes before we were frozen? The snow was half-way up our legs and no amount of clothing could make it tolerable. There was a wind chill of -30. I'm generally a big baby about cold, so I basically cried the entire time. But it was well worth it.

And here are probably way too many photos because I took a lot, we had fun, and because it's -6 right now and I'm not going to brave this for outfits. I mean, my car had icicles inside of it this morning and barely started. This is never go outside unless ya' really have to weather.

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Majority of the photos taken with an iPhone 5s. A few taken with a Canon 5d.