Open Letter To Buffalo From Heather Davis [PICTURES]
An Open Letter To Buffalo:
When I told people in North Carolina that I was moving to Buffalo, NY a lot of them looked at me like I was crazy and said “Why?!” After the 10th person had the same reaction, I thought maybe I had made a mistake but moved here anyway in November of 2012 to work for 96.1. When I got here and told people that I moved to Buffalo from North Carolina, everyone (and I’m not exaggerating about this) looked at me like I was crazy and said “Why?!” Now almost 2 years later, I know it was one of the best decisions I ever made and I’m really going to miss you terribly Buffalo!
Sure, you have the snow and the cold for 6 months out of the year, yes you have lake effect snow that hammers you until Lake Erie finally freezes and yes, there are the blizzards (I had the pleasure of driving to work in 2 of them this past winter) BUT…
Buffalo has so many positives that outweigh all of those negatives and really, if you like to ski, you want a lot of snow right?!
You have amazing summers that are always packed with more stuff to do than you could EVER imagine. EVERY weekend is filled with events! You have a huge body of water close by and beaches to enjoy in the warm weather, a professional hockey team and football team now under the same ownership (which will hopefully translate to great future seasons), national parks with wonders like the "Eternal Flame," history in every corner of the city, gorgeous architecture everywhere and so much more! Plus, you are a stones throw away from Canada! (I lived on the west side of Buffalo and I could see Canada from my house... almost, lol.)
Here are some of the things I will remember about my time here...
We had a lot of really great times:
I met some really great people with the radio station:
I worked with some fun and interesting characters who are willing to do just about anything in the name of their art...
I've learned a lot about Buffalo and it's history as well as got to experience some of the fun events that go on!
I saw a lot of the natural beauty of WNY!
We had some sad times but the city came together to show their love and support:
We had some troubles...
But there are a lot of wonderful people here in WNY that I've met and I'm going to miss:
So as I head out of Buffalo and leave my now empty apartment:
with this message from my dad after he helped me pack up my place:
I want to tell all of you that living in Buffalo has been wonderful and that I will miss all of you! You truly are the "City of Good Neighbors."