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Nov 23, 2014 - Museum of Glass

I found Corning not only as the "Most Fun Place to Visit" in our Rand McNally atlas, but also a recommendation as a place to visit from my former supervisor. Ironically, it was also a direct path en route to my brother's house in Pennsylvania. We had to stop! Though we did not have much time to do everything we had hoped for in the small town, we did get to check out the Museum of Glass and watch a flame working demonstration. The art exhibits were amazing... included are just a few of the many pieces we saw.

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Our Road Trip

Sep 30, 2014 - Day 38

Another day another 100 miles.101 miles, 15.73 average speed, 43.60 maximum speed, 4469 feet climbing. Today started out with me having very tired legs - big climb to start and I fell behind. Just could not get going. Took about 40 miles and I got better. Another big climb after lunch and I killed it. We entered New York state today - pretty as leaves are starting to get fall colors. Raining once we got to hotel - most riders wound up in the hotel bar to have dinner and drinks. After 5 weeks most of us have bonded and become friends - seem...

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jakes bike ride

Sep 9, 2014 - 9/9/2014. Tuesday. The Navigator Blew it......TWICE!

9/9/2014. Tuesday. The Navigator Blew it......TWICE! Boy was it a chilly 58 degrees this morning! Since I was the first one up, as usual, I had to take Enya out and she wasn't used to the chilly temps either because she peed and was ready to go back inside in less that 1 minute. When a terrier doesn't take time to sniff an acre of ground, you know it's cold. This morning we went to the Navigator's Nirvana: the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG). She has always has an obsession with glass and visiting a place loaded with the silica oxide and...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Corning Museum of Glass

Today it looked like rain so we decided it would be a good day to do inside things. We decided to head to Corning and visit the Corning Museum of Glass. When we arrived it was absolutely pouring down rain. In fact, it was pouring so hard that the parking lot flooded and we decided to go find some lunch first hoping the rain would calm down a little. After lunch we came back and the rain had died down enough to get inside. We took this bus from the Visitor Center to the Museum. The demonstrations we watched were really interesting and...

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Our 2012 Travels

Sep 18, 2012 - Corning Glass and Pumpkins

Today we drove down to Corning, New York and visited the Corning Museum of Glass. What a spectacular collection of glass. The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s largest glass museum, featuring live glass blowing demonstrations, 35 centuries of glass artistry, make your own glass experiences for all ages and an international GlassMarket. We were there for 6 hours and did not see everything. We made the cutest blown glass pumpkins and were able to pick them up the next day after they had slowly cooled down. I combined out pictures. The...

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Aug 7, 2012 - New York

We had an easy drive north from Hershey on I-81 into New York then turning west to Corning, NY for the rest of our 263 miles for the day and our destination at Camp Bell Campground near Corning. Rebecca drove the larger part of the mileage. We’re going to spend two nights here so we’ll have 1 full day of touring. Our goal is to see the Corning Glass Museum. It’s all about glass, from its ancient beginnings 4,000 years ago to current technology. New York is our 38th state to visit since we've been on the road for 5 yrs and 9 months! At the...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Corning Museum of Glass / Rockwell Museum of Wester Art, Corning, NY

We visited the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in historic downtown Corning, WOW, what a wonderful and amazing exhibit, while there were four floor, two were dedicated to the permanent exhibits of the museum's works of art. The other two were dedicate to exhibits that change. To say we were blown away by this museum (as most of you know we love Western / Southwest Indian Art) is an understatement. The broad breath of the art was outstanding and words are hard to come up with to tell you how impresses we were. We saw a painting by Charlie...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Toured the Corning Museum of Glass, what a outstanding museum. The Museum's Glass Collection Galleries features exhibits on glass creation, from a full-scale model of an Egyptian furnace to the grand factories of Europe and America and finally, to the small-scale furnaces that fueled the Studio Glass movement that began in America in the 1960s. The Museum's collection of contemporary artworks includes pieces by significant artists such as Klaus Moje, Karen LaMonte, Dale Chihuly, Libenský / Brychtová and Josiah McElheny. On June 23rd 1972,...

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Sep 16, 2011 - the crystal city

While Corning, NY is a small town of 10,000, its long history of glass manufacture has put it on the world map. What better thing to do on a cold, rainy day that to visit the Museum of Glass there. The Corning glass company has been in existence since 1851 and has obviously changed its focus and product line over the years. While it is well known for Pyrex and Corelle cookware, its discovery of fiber optics really set its profits to soaring during the dot com boom in the late '90's. Today the company remains on the cutting edge...

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Sep 14, 2011 - a forgotten hero

If you ask any American about the pioneers of aviation they would respond - the Wright Brothers. Certainly the brothers made the first flight in the US and were leaders in the field, but the man who really did it all and set many speed records on land and in the air was Glenn Curtiss, a man most of us have never heard about. Glenn grew up in the Finger Lakes and started as a bicycle mechanic, just as the Wright Brothers did. Although he only had an 8th grade education, he was a mechanical genius. He loved to go fast and when the first...

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Sep 13, 2011 - Finger Lakes Sampler

The Road Scholar program here in the Corning area is called the Finger Lakes sampler - a good name for this program, because there are so many different kinds of things to do here and we will sample them all. The woman who runs this program has many other programs that concentrate on one of the many topics we will address this week. Our whirlwind approach is good for folks like us that are not deeply interested in any one of these topics, but are enjoying a taste of it all. This makes for some very long touring days, but professional...

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Sep 11, 2011 - distracted

When I noticed that our itinerary required that we spend most of this day driving, I was glad. I totally understand the need to commemorate the ten year anniversary of one of the most cruel and horrific attacks our country has ever suffered, but from the little media we have seen the last few days, it felt like there was nothing else to talk about. It was all just too sad. I don't need to remember every detail; it's a blessing when the horror of the day and what followed starts to blur a bit. I worry that feelings of hatred and prejudice...

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