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Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
Trip End Aug 12, 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It rained most of the night last night and we woke up to mist trailing through the trees around the campground…really kind of neat! It was still overcast when we pulled out of camp at 9:40 heading to Corning, NY and the Corning Museum of Glass.

(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. Another was on how different glass (plain, tempered, and another one I forgot the name of) is prepared and how it breaks. Then we watched a small blown glass figurine made. From there we went to their Café and had a light lunch before heading to our guided tour.

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.
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sandra baynes on

Love your pics. wish i was there with you guys. looks like you are having a great time.

Lora Carbary on

That was a wonderful place to see and I would have loved that place too. Loved the stained glass and all the big pots. I bet they would be expensive to purchase. I am glad you did get a sunny day too in town.

Have fun and keep on going with more fun stuff to see and do.

Love you both,

betty boop on

wow. Oh so beautiful. Looks like your having a great trip. Wish i was there. be safe. Betty

Sue Painter on

I have always wanted to go to the Corning Museum of Glass and have never made it up there whenever we are in New York. Love your pictures, it makes me all the more determined to see it in person one day. Fabulous!

Mary Margaret on

I just love Chichuly! All the glass photos are LOVELY and esp. the Tiffany. Thanks for sharing.

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