Monday, November 3, 2008

Great visit in WNY

Posted by Craig on 11/03/2008
I had an awesome visit to Western New York! Very relaxing and so nice to see Nicole. We went to Olive Garden to celebrate our 3-year anniversary, we celebrated Halloween together, and we even got to see her cousin Maggie score the shootout-winning goal after four overtimes settled nothing in a high school soccer sectional final!

On top of the great time in Rochester, I had the chance to drive to Buffalo Sat. night to visit the family - thanks Nicole! Got to watch the Sabres game with the fam, big 5-0 winners that night over Washington, and had some homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes. (Sabres won 2-0 at New Jersey tonight, btw - they're playing great lately.)

It was also my first experience with Amtrak. They got me to Rochester and they got me back to Chicago, and I have no complaints. In fact, I enjoyed the rides! Very comfortable seats, plenty of leg room, dimmed lights and overnight transportation availability combined to allow me to get some shut eye both going there and coming back. I was very impressed.

Tomorrow's Election Day. I'll be floating around some poll booths gathering information for the AP, and then I'll be attending the Obama rally at Grant Park in the evening. I'll take some pics at the rally and will post those tomorrow.

2 comments on "Great visit in WNY"

Anonymous said...

Great to see you this weekend Craig! Have fun today, what an exciting day to be an American! I just got back from voting, and I feel great... First time ever to vote! Have fun and be safe at the Obama rally!!

Craig on November 5, 2008 at 2:24 PM said...

thanks for the comment Melissa :) I was glad I was able to visit too. That's soo cool that you got to vote, and I remember the feeling well when I first voted in 2004 - it is awesome. Obama rally ended up being safe and it was a great time - hope you can check out my video from it and photos later! Love and miss you guys!


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