On Saturday my dad and I headed out to one of the many many hobby stores in Buffalo, Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart. This one though is different. It's a cute private owned shop that has all the charm of a shop owned by a person not a corporation. It's also the place my dad and I have been going for all our hobby and craft needs since I was knee high to a grasshopper.
What really makes this place different is the old red caboose that sits outside the store. The caboose is from 1949 and has been completely restored with help from the community. The founder of Niagara Hobby and Craft mart bought it many many years ago from a local man after years of searching for one. The man originally bought it for his grandchildren to enjoy but was more than happy (after a bit of persuasion) to let it become a historical piece that's open to the public. Today it sits in front of Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart on a piece of track that was built by hand. (My dad found that fact particularly fascinating.) It is completely open to the public and little kids love it!!