If you break it, it's yours!
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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(First things first however—the mandatory stop at Wally World was first on the list because we figured we would be tired after doing the museum…VERY good thinking on our parts as that was so very true!
Arriving at the museum parking lot at 11:30 we took the shuttle to the museum and headed to the ticket counter where we purchased our tickets and signed up for a guided tour at 1:30. After that we went to the glass exhibition level in the museum and were able to see three glass demonstrations. The first, and the most interesting, was the one that was an actual glass blowing of a fluted bowl
The docent was excellent and we were amazed at all that we were shown…and how much more we would have to have had days to have seen! This is a fantastic museum. Today's blog will be mostly pictures we took there and they will have to tell you the visual story of our day today. As much as we saw, there was much, much more to be seen. To see it all and do it justice would take several days…and you still would not be finished.
After our tour ended we spent another hour or so walking around ourselves trying to take it all in…along with five bus loads of Japanese tourists! They were very polite and seemed to be having a good time but it did make for a crowded walk around the various areas.
After we had walked all we could walk and looked at all we could absorb, we went outside and took the shuttle to downtown Corning. While there we walked up and down a couple of blocks before deciding on a cute little restaurant, The Old World Café, for supper. The inside of the café was charming…must have been a drug store or soda fountain back in the day because of all the fancy wooden backboards around all of the walls. After eating, we were lucky enough to catch the shuttle back to the Museum parking lot just as we walked back to the bus stop which was a good thing because both of us had sore legs by this point in time! (Once again self congratulation was in order…no way, no how would we have wanted to go to Walmart to shop at that point.)
We got back to the parking lot at 5:35 and headed back to the KOA, stopping for gasoline along the way. It was $3.83/gallon by the way. We completed our round trip today for a total of 38 miles.