Back from vacation! Sara and I had a blast. We (meaning she) drove up in two days; I’ll show you pictures from where we stopped for the night another day. Our destination was Corning, New York, where my mother lived and worked for maybe fifteen years.
We had forgotten how clear the air is there, and how comparatively dry (of course, compared to the Ohio River Valley, the bottom of the Marianas Trench is comparatively dry).
ANYWAY, we reveled in the beauty of the hills with the sky so low the clouds shook hands with the trees. We found the apartment building where Mom and Grandma and Grandpa lived when they were up here. We found the little park where the kids used to play, and Sara recognized the house beside which, in walking to the park, her dad finally taught her to whistle. Puff the Magic Dragon, it was. If we had done nothing else on our trip, those things were totally worth it.
I think you’d like Corning. Here are some of the things we saw, none of which would be in a guide book.
This other bridge.
The view from this bridge.
My girl on the swing she used to swing on when she was wee.
And this flight o’ beers at Carey’s.
We chose local brews. I got a s’mores porter, a fruity winter ale, a dark English ale, and an oatmeal stout. I liked the s’mores best, but I was surprised that the sour fruity ale came in a close second, since those aren’t things I normally like in a beer.
My nails this week are fallish.
The dark base color is MoYou London’s Mesa Sunrise. The light base color is Po-arazzi’s Beachside Beauty. I picked up the outlines with Maniology’s Annato Clay, and painted the outlined stuff with Pop-arazzi’s Harvest Moon, Twinkled T’s something-orange-I-don’t-know-the-name-of, Born Pretty’s something-else-orange-I-don’t-know-the-name-of, and Maniology’s Garden Gnome. I stamped the “Read More” and “Books and Coffee” with the Twinkled T. The plate was Maniology’s MXM042.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A nostalgic trip in the fall. (Autumn, for non-USAians)