Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Corning & Rooster Fish

Wednesday was moving day, time to get a few more miles down the road. before we left though we tooka walk to the primitive campground. Very nice but facilities were a ways away though there was a port-a-pottie, uck. What a beautiful park, I'm sure we'll be back. While we do have 7 months we do have plans to have Thanksgiving in AZ with our son, before then there are some week long stops we will be making to visit family and friends, so time to get the wheels moving. By 11 we were ready to leave Glimmerglass State Park and head down the road a 135 miles, considering our past trips we would either make Cleveland OH or Dunn NC the first night, depending on our direction we were headed 135 miles nothing. We arrived at Cayuga Lake State Park about 1:15, very different from our last place, the park is on the lake but straddles NY 89, the electric campsites are near this road (I can see the road from the site) and it's very busy with lots of road noise. After getting set up and unwinding for a bit we took a walk around, across the road is there primitive area and dump station and looks like it get's lots of use during the summer months. Around 4pm lots of 5th wheels started arriving, looks like a lot of folks use this park as an overnight since it is 10 miles off of I-90.

Thursday we took a ride to Corning NY for a repeat visit to the Corning Glass Museum which is about an 1 1/2 hours away. Part of the drive was down the west shore of Lake Cayuga then through the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes, if you are a wine lover this is the area for you. Both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes have wine trails, seems like there is a different winery every few miles. Our ride home along the east shore of Seneca Lake was also populated with wineries, instead we stopped at a farm stand and picked up some local apples and cheeses.

Corning Glass Museum is a glass lovers paradise, different exhibits chronicle the history of glass making throughout the world, then there is a Tiffany Glass display and another area large glass bead exhibit., there is of course the display of glass art objects. I've posted a few pictures of our favorite displasys. We didn't stay for any of the free demonstrations but did spend a few enjoyable hours wandering the museum, there is also an innovation room that we visited last time but decided to skip this time.

Our ride home took us through Watkins Glenn were we stopped for a quick look at the speedway since we were going by nayway. There were a few groups of cars going around the track, Camaros, Chargers and such afterwards it was time for lunch. We found Rooster Fish Brewery, the picture tells it all and while he didn't care for any enough to buy a growler,  he did enjoy sampling all the different beers.

4oz each all for Dave

Dave has a few goals for this seven months: find breweries, eat rattlesnake (and get a rattle), wrestle an alligator and ride an ostrich, for those who know Dave know he's just a tad (fill in the blank) so none of these surprise them. We are doing pretty good on the breweries but need to find a different climate for the rest.

2011 last time Dave was alligator wrestling
At least he doesn't want to wrestle a bear again
Until next time...


  1. I think Dave needs to stick to the breweries! :)

    1. My thoughts too, but then breweries could lead to the other :)

  2. I was telling Judy I think the Corning Museum sounds like a great place to visit. I think we need to start exploring the New York parks.

    1. We're finding the Ohio state parks great too, I remember you telling me last year I should try them, so glad I took your advice. Definitely add Corning to your list of places, when you go we should talk routes, rode some really crazy roads I wouldn't want to drive the rv over.


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