Friday Foray July 2015

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Friday Foray #9 Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and then Corning Museum of Glass;  17 July 2015.

Walk: The trail to view Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Tioga County, Pennsylvania: The miles of glass displays at Corning Museum of Glass, NY State.

Food: Brunch at The Native Bagel; Dinner at The Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, NY State

What a day! Brian and I drove to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, to walk some of the Pennsylvanian Grand Canyon. It certainly is a spectacle and on reflection possibly one of the most stunning autumn walks to be found. We didn’t quite get to the river at the bottom, another time. Fortified by brunch at the Native Bagel back in town we put some miles on the car and turned up in Corning, NY State to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. Expecting to see a staid exhibit about Pyrex dishes (and there was a tower of 638 pyrex dishes), we were astounded by the museum. Possibly one of the best Glass museums in the world, with exhibits going back to the beginning of time. Contemporary works, old Italian works, Egyptian glass, Roman glass, glass fused by mother nature – put this museum on YOUR list.

Driving on we ended up at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of NY State, a magical place. Home of motor car racing for many years, we found the Stirling Moss Plaque not far from our hotel. Next day we walked the 19 waterfalls circuit that begins right in town – it is a stunning way to spend a few hours, and offers many paths crisscrossed though, over, under and by waterfalls and chasms.

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