Monday, August 08, 2011

Heart of glass

We went to Corning, New York as part of our summer tour to visit the glass museum. We approached via Ithaca but couldn't park there as we lacked US coins - their loss.
We stayed at the Radisson in Corning which proved to be convivial and ideally situated at the end of Market Street. So many US towns have lost their downtown hotels but not Corning. A short walk and you are in the shops. We liked Holmes Plate Restaurant, Market Street Coffee & Tea, Jim's Texas Hot (for hot dogs), and Donna's Restaurant (good breakfast and interesting Pyrex collection). We also sampled Yuengling beer, from Pottsvile, Pennsylvania, at the hotel bar.
We watched the local fire department stringing a banner for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips race at nearby Watkins Glen on the weekend of August 11-14.
The glass museum turned out to be a splendid facility that would stand a second visit. CAA/AAA discount available. A short walk from town we returned on the free shuttle bus in the rain. Overall recommended.
Pic by Isobel Kellett.

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