Bike Ride at Sampson State Park – Thursday – August 8, 2013

Today, Bill and I decided to stay put and check out Sampson State Park.  The best way to do that would be by taking our bikes out for a nice ride.  Sampson State Park is quite large and has many roads.  These roads remain from the days when this park was a basic training facility for the Navy and the Air Force.

00b - Sampson State Park Map00c - Sampson State Park description
The park served as both a U.S. Naval Training Station during World War II and Air Force Training Base during the Korean War. Veterans from both eras have created a museum in the former brig/stockade. We visited the museum and will post about that on another day. 
Today, we will just take a ride around the park!!
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We started our ride at our camp site…
05a - Site 18 Sampson SP, Fingerlakes, NY
01 - riding towards the museum     01b - Lots of Roads to Ride
02 - Beautiful place to ride     02b - lots of small side roads
Had to stop and pick a few apples;o))
08 - Stop to Pick Apples     08b - The Apple Haul
02c - past the military cemetary
02d - lots of unused roads     02e - oops end of this road
04 - approaching the lake     04 - Cabins on the way to the lake05 - passing the marina
06 - view across Seneca Lake
06a - riding past the swim area     06b - riding through the dry camping sites
07 - Riding past the campground office
After a 10 mile ride, we were almost back at the camp site…
05b - Site 18 Sampson SP, Fingerlakes, NY
After our ride, it was time to make some applesauce!!
20 - Making Applesauce20b - Making Applesauce - Steam apples in Pasta Boat20c - Making Applesauce - into the Vitamix and we have applesauce

Corning Museum of Glass – Wednesday – August 7, 2013

Visiting museums is not something Bill and I usually do.  However, on several occasions, when we told someone we were coming to this area they said, “You have to see the Corning Museum of Glass!”  So today, we did just that:o))

It was about an hour drive south of Sampson State Park. 00 - Travel Map from Sampson SP to Corning, NY
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The drive was through the beautiful wine country and there was no traffic. 
 01 - Travel to Corning - Weeping  Willow on Rt 414

01b - Travel to Corning - Vineyard on Rt 414

01b2 - Travel to Corning - Vineyard on Rt 414

01b3 - Travel to Corning - Rt  414 waterfall along the hwy  01c - Travel to Corning - past Watkins Glen SP picked up Rt 14

01de - Travel to Corning - Rt 14 through country to corning  01f - Travel to Corning - Rt 14 no traffic and right to museum

01g - Travel to Corning - museum welcome center and parking lot  02 - Corning Glass Museum - Entrance and Construction

Click HERE to go to the Corning Museum of Glass web site. 

It is a large museum which could take a couple days to see in detail.  Bill and I spent the better part of the day exploring the displays and watching the different demonstrations.  Below is just a small sample of the beautiful glass creations we saw!!

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02b - Corning Glass Museum - Sculpture in the Lobby    02c - Corning Glass Museum - Glass Sculpture


02f - Corning Glass Museum - Blue Goblets    02f2- Corning Glass Museum - Unique Goblets 

02g - Corning Glass Museum - Glass Snuff Bottles 


02g3 - Corning Glass Museum - Stained Glass

02h - Corning Glass Museum - Micromosaic Sign02h2 - Corning Glass Museum - Micromosaic

02j1 - Corning Glass Museum - Paperweight  02j2 - Corning Glass Museum - Paperweight02j3 - Corning Glass Museum - Paperweight  02j4 - Corning Glass Museum - Paperweight

02k - Corning Glass Museum - Cut Glass

02l - Corning Glass Museum - Blown Glass

02m1 - Corning Glass Museum - Glass Blowing Demo

02m2 - Corning Glass Museum - Glass Blowing Demo