We ate at a restaurant there at the falls and enjoyed our view. Just as we were about to leave the rain started, so we ordered another round of beers and enjoyed the view for awhile longer. The area was packed with people, but we managed to stay warm and dry!
Our next day's outing was to the Corning Museum in Corning, NY. Glass, glass and more glass!
Red glass is made from actual gold and is apparently rare and expensive. There were several displays where photography was not allowed, but this one had no such sign.
Extremely expensive glass! The globe was priced in the tens of thousands of dollars, and the lobster was Steuben glass which was way out of our price range as well.
And for the lab rat in us all, Pyrex glass labware...We also saw glass blowing and many other demonstrations of glass. We managed to find a microbrewery for lunch there and had a wonderful days visit to Corning.
The upstate area of NY has "cobblestone" houses. These were very unique, and made up of small round stones that were dug up during the digging of the Erie Canal. The houses are quite old and so quaint and beautiful! This one had been turned into a Starbucks, imagine that!
Mark and I spent one morning wandering around the historic area of Pittsford, and walked along the Eric Canal.
Mike and Allison have encouraged flying squirrels to come feed on their deck. This was one of the cuties that came to visit while we were there. They are only active at night, and are incredibly quiet as they fly in.
For our last night there, Mark ordered in fresh lobsters from Bar Harbor. Here they are headed for the pot!
Somehow even after the lobsters we still managed to have a wonderful dessert. Mike is ready to enjoy his!