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Old 11-28-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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You could ship the dress pretty cheap through FedEX or UPS Ground, have it dry cleaned there. If the tux is yours, the same can be done, or you can rent one in WNY. There is Tuxedo Junction and also American Commodore Tuxedo where I used to work.

La Nova's char bbq wings are the best. You will need a bath after eating them. The original one is no longer in a great neighborhood and the Williamsville one is takeout only.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You could ship the dress pretty cheap through FedEX or UPS Ground, have it dry cleaned there. If the tux is yours, the same can be done, or you can rent one in WNY. There is Tuxedo Junction and also American Commodore Tuxedo where I used to work.

La Nova's char bbq wings are the best. You will need a bath after eating them. The original one is no longer in a great neighborhood and the Williamsville one is takeout only.
Thanks, groove1, for the suggestions; I appreciate "out of the box" thinking, but shipping the dress and tux and then having them cleaned adds to our expenses. With DH out of work we're trying to keep this trip as economical as possible.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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Good to know. I will have to check La Nova out if I am in Buffalo at any point.

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BTW - Its true that the Anchor Bar is the originator of the Buffalo Wing and they're pretty good still, but the locals know that La Nova has better wings. They have restaurants downtown & in Williamsville.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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Air would be best

Not sure if you have AAA I know they also have a route via Ohio. I drive to Rochester every year and it sucks!!! The ride to WNY while scenic, and very beautiful, is also very boring after the 1st 3 mountains I'm over it. I have been able to cross the NY State line in 10 hours the other 2 are to get to Rochester.

Google, Yahoo, and map quest all provide directions you will be able to choose which one is best

Please bring back some Loganberry
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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Good to know. I will have to check La Nova out if I am in Buffalo at any point.
Drive it. My wife , 6 month and i just went up there for Thanksgiving...12 houes with 2 lengthy stops. No problems. watch Virginia and West Virginia for speeding. They are just WAITING for you to come on by.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Just wanted to thank you again for your responses. It seems like the majority of the folks who responded here feel flying is the better option.

Interestingly enough, the folks on the NY board seem to favor the driving. I wonder why that is?

Here's a link, in case anyone is interested in the replies: http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...o-can-you.html

Again, I appreciate all of the suggestions!
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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I just drove charlotte to rochester and back ... about 13 hours each way. Use map question and avoid tolls, you'll be there in no time
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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To whoever gave me a bad rep point -- I already live in Charlotte and am driving to Buffalo to attend my friend's wedding. I was asking for some guidance and the comment you left me didn't make any sense, and also showed that you didn't read my original post. You telling me that "Charlotte is full" and instructing me to "stay in Buffalo" (which you misspelled, anyway) was not helpful at all.

Just wanted you to know that I saw what you wrote.

To all others, thanks again for the helpful advice.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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Default Life's too short not to have some adventures...

If cost is your major concern, and time is not a factor, this seems like a no brainer to me. Make it an adventure and drive it! Like others have said here, watch speeding in VA and WVA, but snow/ice weather should not be a problem at all and especially if you have company, it's an interesting and scenic drive. Leave early as you can in the AM, it will take you approx 11 hours. I just did this same trip back in Sept. It's a long day but worth it considering the money I saved.

And I have no affiliation, but DUFF's in Buffalo has great wings too!
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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Do the drive!!!!

We just did the drive from Charlotte to Northern NJ (10 1/2 hours 635 miles) and it was gorgeous. We decided not to take I-95 and were really glad we decided to go through West Virginia and Virginia ---it was a gorgeous scenic drive.

We listened to books on tape/disc (free from public library and $3.50 from Cracker Barrel)

Oh--- don't gas up in NC if you can help it --- Maryland Virginia & NJ are all cheaper.


Duff -- I knew about the wings do they have spiedies (sp) up there too, or is that just a Rochester thing?

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