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Monday, June 8, 2015

Old and New (Campbell, NY)


We are staying at a beautiful campground right near Corning, NY, Camp Bell Campground, in Campbell, NY.  We spent the past 3 days going to the Corning Glass Museum and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art (not Norman Rockwell).

First for the old.  These are some videos I took on our visit to Dubai. 

Well, Ann found a Carousel and took Evelyn for a ride.

Ann on Carousel from Roy Brody on Vimeo.

Next is a video of Caroline singing to Evelyn.  Sorry, the sound quality is not the best.

Say Hello from Roy Brody on Vimeo.

When we made our way from Indiana to the Corning, NY area we made a stop in a small town on the Ohio – Pennsylvania boarder by the name of Ashtabula, OH.  It is a small town on Lake Erie.  The town is a major coal port.  

Freighters unload the coal in huge piles.  Water cannons mounted on towers spray water into the air to keep the coal dust down.

Ashtabula OH (11 of 17)

A conveyor arch brings the coal over the river to be loaded onto waiting coal trains.

Ashtabula OH (15 of 17)

We then continued on to Corning, NY.  It seems strange to see all of the cars with NY State license plates again. 

We spent the next two days touring the Corning Glass Museum.  A must see if you are in the area.

There is a gallery that just opened in March of modern glass art, 2000 to present, all light with natural light.

There are galleries dedicated to ancient glass.

There are demos of hot glass blowing and flameworking.  Please click on the previous links .

The Rockwell Museum was named for a local merchant who lived in Corning and donated his collection of American Western Art.  We were not allowed to take pictures. 

Next, onward and upward to Up Up state NY.  to visit some of the Locks of the Erie Canal system.

Life is Good on the Roan Road…

Monday, June 1, 2015

Our Next Adventure (Elkhart, IN)

Back when we were in Dubai we visited the world’s tallest building.  We were at the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa.  You can get a 360 degree view of the entire city.

There is a lot to tell everyone since our last posting.  To sum up.  After a 15 hour flight we landed in Atlanta.  We then took a connection flight to South Bend, IN. where our home is being painted.  The owners of Mike’s Custom Painting picked us up at the airport and brought us back to the shop so we could get our truck.  The coach was not finished.  We spent the next two days getting over jet lag at a local B&B, The Scottish B&B.

Since our home was not going to be finished for another week, we had to figure out what to do next.  We could stay in the Elkhart area for the week.  That did not seem very appealing.  Heidi and Jay were going to Chicago for Jay’s Cousin’s Bar Mitzvah.  Also, we could visit with our cousins, Karen, Glen, Elise and Nicole.  The best part of this plan was that it was Mother’s Day weekend and Ann and Heidi got to spend it together.

So we had a plan. Or at least part of a plan.  We made reservations in the same hotel that Heidi and Jay were staying at so we could spend some time with them.

Then would then drive to Detroit to see our cousin Bob and and our friend Naomi. We would then go back to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Art) to see the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Exhibition.  Ann has been wanting to see the exhibition ever since we were at the DIA last year. 

OK, now what to do?  I tell you, we have such problems.  Naomi suggested going to Cleveland and visit the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  What a great idea! (We loved it!  Ann especially liked the exhibition on American Bandstand, as she was a devoted follower during her teenage years).  So we headed to Ohio and Cleveland.

At the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame we saw a new Rock Group featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

 Also when in Cleveland we took a scenic ride along the  Cuyahoga Valley and visited the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

When we retuned to the Elkhart area, our home was finished.  It looks great.  I call it New Horizons Summit 2.0.  It looks brand new.

After picking up the Coach. We spent the last two weeks in Elkhart, restocking the refrigerator because it had to be turned off during the painting.  Fixing things and getting ready for our spring, summer, fall trip.  

On Tuesday June, 2nd we leave Indiana and start heading to Upstate NY and the finger lakes area.  From there, up to Maine and down through New England.  So keep posted.

Happy Belated May Birthdays to Evelyn, Emma, Francie, Mike, Irwin and Marilyn J.

Happy 49th Anniversary to us!

June Birthdays:  Andrew (A BIG ONE), Lucy and Beverly 

Life is great on the Roan Road…