Archive for June, 2008

Aerospace Museum: It’s official

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

This Niagara Aerospace Museum is officially moving to Dreamtown.

The board hasn’t chosen a location in Buffalo for the museum but is focusing on the waterfront area, near the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

I like it. And this is particularly cool given Buffalo’s aviation history.

Best of the Northeast

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

In the June 2008 issue of “Men’s Health” they have an article called “Plates of the Union” (didn’t see it online) where they rank the best regional foods.

For their “Best of the Northeast” they rank Buffalo Wings (ugh, please, they’re chicken wings!) from Anchor Bar as #1. Not a huge surprise there; our wings are known ’round the world. (I saw them on a menu in Zimbabwe.)

And at #2? Beef on weck from Schwabl’s in West Seneca (a Dreamtown suburb). Cool. Love the beef on weck.

Lake Effect

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Dreamtown is much maligned for the lake-effect snow it gets during the winter. Even though we don’t get as much as we used to, and even when we did it was no big deal.

But you never hear about the lake-effect sun (I couldn’t even find a good link for it). When the summer wind is blowing weather west-to-east across the lake (as it most often does), storms tend to break up over the cooler water, often reforming by the time they reach the finger lakes. It happened today (except for the reforming part).

Sitting on the backyard deck facing west, you could look up and see storm clouds to the north and south, and blue sky with patchy clouds overhead. Wish I’d had a video camera or super-wide-angle lens handy. We did eventually get about a 15-minute shower, but that’s fine.

It’s also been very hot in the northeast the last couple days, but not as hot here in Dreamtown thanks to the cool breeze coming off the lake. Gosh, why isn’t the Weather Channel here reporting on that?

Flying High

Friday, June 6th, 2008

This does not surprise me:

Buffalo is No. 1 for JetBlue Airways. The airline announced Wednesday that Buffalo tops its flight counts, with 10 round trips a day — the most in its 53-city network.

A daily average of 2,068 travelers flies from Buffalo to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the most on any route in its system.

I fly this route regularly and can tell you the Dreamtown side is way nicer than the JFK side. We’ll see what JetBlue’s new JFK terminal is like in the fall.

Oh, and my last (very recent) trip was delayed by weather both ways. And both times, the weather problem wasn’t in Dreamtown.