Thursday, August 9, 2012
Corning Museum Of Glass and a Visit To The Finger Lakes Region
Every year, I like to go to the middle of nowhere to get away from the city life, enjoy nature and all the good things that comes with it.
I visit the Finger Lakes Region every year. You can read last year’s post here.
It is really the middle of nowhere when you are driving there. Miles come and go and you will hardly see any house. I think that is exactly why I love it.
You will most likely find a street with your name. I need to fight mine. It is supposed to start with a K.
This was the second time that I have visited the museum. Every year there are new pieces being shown. You can buy glassware. I happened to go on the perfect day. There were tons of glasses and pie pans on sale. When I say on sale, I mean these stuff were going for $1.99, $0.99. The pie pans were $5.99. Not bad. I took advantage of it. I bought two of everything for my studio.
Every year you will find different pieces like this one. Doesn’t it make you want to play? It does look kind of real.
Don’t get fooled by it. It is made out of glass.
One of a kind lamp.
This lamp looks like a lot of work. I would be afraid of owning one.
Water makes everything look bigger.
It is a really fun place for kids. There is info everywhere to absorb.
The museum is entertaining. If you are ever up by the Finger Lakes Region, pay them a visit. You won’t regret it.
Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
Upstate NY is the only place where you can find a Byrne Dairy store. I love it.
They still sell milk and orange juice in glass bottles for so cheap. I made sure to buy a few to keep the bottles.
This was at Cracker Barrel. I have never been to one before. I liked it, specially their hickory smoked pork barbeque.
The place is filled with antiques. Would you like to do you laundry in this?
Or play? It’s up to you.
I have been passing by Catharine Valley Winery for years now and I have never tried their wines before. This time around, we tried all of them. They are pretty good. I liked Traminette the most. It’s a semi-sweet wine.
You cannot go up there and not go picking: Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries… You name it. You can’t beat that. The blackberries were my favorite. They were rich in flavor and color.
You drive around RT 14, and you’ll find these everywhere.
Just watch out for the cows.
They are everywhere too.
I took this photo on our way back home. It was very stormy. Good thing it happened on our last day.