Upstate New York: Week One

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Someone pinch me.

How have we already been in New York for a week and three days?

Our first week in Upstate New York started with a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass; if you ever find yourself in Corning, New York, this is a must see. I had been to the museum a few times before, but I wanted Caleb to see it for himself at least once before we leave for Japan.

The Corning Museum of Glass has so much to offer, but what stuck out most was the glass blowing demonstration. When we visited the museum, James Mongrain, a visiting artist from Seattle, was creating glass animals; including a seahorse, dolphin, and dragon. It was amazing to see how he was able to mold the glass into such intricately beautiful shapes, and we sat watching him create his art for about two hours.

The rest of the week included spending much anticipated time with my parents and sister, almost beating my mom at a game of Qwirkle, visiting my friend Elizabeth and her beautiful baby Quinn, eating shawarmas, and cooking an early Thanksgiving feast for good family friends. I was also able to take pictures for two families in the area, which was so exciting because I’ve been wanting to use my new camera for a while now.

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Yesterday Caleb and I took a day trip to Niagara Falls, but I’ll share pictures and a few words about our adventure in a later post. 🙂

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