Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Sunday, October 21, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond!

Having recharged our batteries, refreshed friendships, relaxed in the comparative luxury of our home on Clam Pudding Pond and re-packed the trailer for a longer journey away this season, the three intrepid travelers set out on a beautiful Fall day in October.  The plan is to take a week meandering down to Nashville, stopping along the way at such bucket list destinations as the Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and the Creation Museum (that last one only over Lynnae's hearty objections).  The last view of our beautiful pond in full Fall color was one to remember:

The countryside of Western Massachusetts and central New York was aflame with color as we drove through valleys and fields.  After spending the night in a forgettable campground in Oneonta, NY, we spent the afternoon at the Corning Glass Museum.  The town of Corning itself was set in the day's most spectacular valley of gold, red and yellow.  The museum is a fascinating collection of glass art and objects from Egyptian times to today, live demonstrations of glass blowing, in-depth exhibits of technological advances from the first machines to make bottles (putting untold numbers of glass-blowers out of work) to fiber optics.  Corning is the company that invented Gorilla glass, used in the iPad and other tablets, but I was disappointed that I couldn't find any displays about that.  If you want to see a cool video by Corning about the future of glass technology, check this out: A Day Made of Glass.  The gallery below shows some highlights from the museum.

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