Way Up North…

No, not to Alaska, just the Northern part of New York State a bit earlier than expected. Those who visit here from the Garden already know the tale, and if you dont, why not? But for the sake of all the other folk coming here from various places, my holiday plans for next year have swopped around. So in April, instead of heading ‘Way out West’ to Wichita, I’ll be heading ‘Way up North’ to Rochester instead.

Yes, its a tactical thing, conjured up between me and Kate, but its fair to say that once discussed, I put my foot down, and said I was swapping the 2 trips over next year. Irony is, that was the original plan, then it got changed, and now its got changed back again! At least the ghost of Louise Brooks can tell me how awful Wichita was lol! Maybe…? 😉

There are a few other places around Rochester that I’m looking forward to visiting, both in town, and out of it. In town, the Kodak Eastman House is one of the obvious ones, though equally I’m hoping to track down the building Louise lived in, even if standing outside is probably as good an option as it gets. There is one other blindingly obvious place to visit, I’m sure I dont have to tell you that! I also plan to look out on Lake Ontario, as I did 25 years ago, it will be strange doing that again, but something I so want to do. As is going back to Buffalo for a day, and I do mean day, unlike that last time I was there, in the early hours of the morning.

English tourists, didnt realise it was a US Bank Holiday weekend, and we headed for Niagara! Unsurprisingly we couldnt then find a hotel room that night lol! We arrived in Buffalo about 2 in the morning, seeking coffee to try and keep us awake! The other trip (a lot nearer to town) will possibly be to see the Roc City Thunder play indoor football, yes, the American version of football. New team, but they are at home the Sunday I’m there. Its a few miles out of town, but if I can find a way, it sure would be fun!

Flight is now booked, so plans wont be changing again. Hotel will be booked shortly, just finalising options on that at present.

OK, the video is strictly about that place in the state where the city has the same name, and not about the state, but… this makes for a fun video this way. I may never be a native New Yorker, but I might live there, at least for a week, maybe more?

Err, yes, its a bit dated, and thats not even allowing for one obvious landmark that is now tragically missing of course.

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