Just like any other dependent, Teddy Rosalie hates chilling out at home on a nice summer day, but today was too hot (90° F) for me to go to a park.
I considered taking her to the Albright Knox Art Gallery, but Teddy Rosalie thought it would be foolish to waste admission cost and parking on artists inferior to me.
Teddy Rosalie is my biggest, albeit somewhat misguided, supporter.
Also, the Albright Knox does not allow photography by visitors inside the building, and we all know what a ham Teddy Rosalie is.
Right next to Albright Knox is the Buffalo History Museum – lower admission (especially if you’re old like me!), free parking, photos allowed so long as you don’t use a flash – and after driving past it twice a day for the last 17-1/2 years, I figured it was time to visit.
What a great choice!
Teddy Rosalie loves to climb on things.
And Teddy Rosalie loves sliding down staircase railings.
Some of the exhibits made her just a bit nervous, I don’t know why.
But then we found the model train exhibit – everyone loves that!
The operator of the model train exhibit, Ed Kowal (see credit under photo), was kind enough to stop the train so Teddy Rosalie could get a really good look (and I could get a better photo). Thank you, Ed!
By now, Teddy Rosalie was running out of steam and wanting a nap. Good thing I was able to stop her from climbing into the traveling trunk exhibit.
My favorite exhibit, however, was the wall where visitors left notes saying why they had come. I was tempted to leave a note with the URL for this website, but thought the museum management might object to free advertising. There were two notes, however, which I found especially interesting:
Before heading back to the car, Teddy Rosalie and I found a nice bench outside next to the Japanese garden. Just what we both needed to relax for a few minutes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little view into one of Buffalo, New York’s best kept secrets. If you’re ever in town, I’ll be glad to take you there.
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