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Corning NY Mid-Week Getaway: Day 3

We spent three nights the week of October 17th in Corning, NY. I published blog posts previously about our activities on October 19th and 20th. This blog post is about our activities on October 21st.

We ate breakfast at Donna’s Restaurant in downtown Corning. 

Donna’s Restaurant

The restaurant is full of vintage Pyrex dishes on display.  It is a quaint, homey restaurant.  Bob had a steakhouse sandwich (shaved ribeye, sautéed peppers & onions, egg and cheese on a grilled everything bagel) with corned beef hash.  I had a western omelet with home fries and wheat toast.  Our breakfast entrees were delicious and filling.

See that older man, looking at me? I showed him his picture. He liked it. All during breakfast I caught him looking at me. The few times are eyes met, he would give me the biggest smile.

After breakfast we went for a walk to Centennial Park. 

Centennial Park Bridge
This is a pedestrian bridge that crosses Chemung River.
We walked halfway across the bridge.
Chemung River, as seen from Centennial Bridge
Corning Inc. World Headquarters and Little Joe Tower,
as seen from Centennial Bridge

According to a Wikipedia article, the Little Joe Tower “was built in either 1912 or 1913 by Corning Glass Works (now known as Corning Inc.). The construction came during a period of growth for the company, and the 187-foot tower was used in drawing glass for thermometer tubes. On the outside of the white tower is a blue stenciled silhouette of “Little Joe”, a glassblower, giving the tower its name.” 

The Centennial Park Pavilion is attractive.

The Farmers Market is held at Centennial Park each Thursday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. We visited the next to last Farmers Market this year, as the last one was held on October 28th.

Centennial Park Pavilion and Farmers Market
Centennial Park Farmers Market
Centerway Square Clock Tower is at one end of the market, and
Centennial Bridge is at the other end.
Fresh Vegetables at Centennial Park Farmers Market
Flowers at Centennial Park Farmers Market

Bob purchased soft ginger snaps at the Farmers Market. The cookies were delicious!

Centerway Square / Clock Tower

We returned to downtown Corning around 5:00 pm, when we went to dinner at Sorge’s Restaurant.  Bob had lasagna; I had spaghetti and meatballs.   Both entrees were accompanied with salads and fresh bread.  Dinner was tasty.

When we weren’t downtown, we were at our Airbnb resting and relaxing.

Relaxing on the backyard patio at our AirBnb
Relaxing at our AirBnb

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We got up around 7:00 am the next day. We showered, got dressed, and ate breakfast.  We packed our stuff and carried it down to the car.  We left, en route home, around 9:00 am.

Shortly before 10:30 am we stopped at Tim Hortons in Olean NY.  I had wanted a Boston Creme donut since the start of this trip.  We picked up two donuts and coffee/tea at the drive thru and ate our treat in the parking lot. This wasn’t the best mid-morning snack, but it sure was tasty!

We returned home around 1:00 pm. We enjoyed our getaway, but we always are happy to return home too.

8 Responses to “Corning NY Mid-Week Getaway: Day 3”

  1. Betty

    This looks like a very quaint and charming town. And it looks like you had an enjoyable visit. I agree – it’s good to go and it’s good to come home. Have a great week!

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  2. Beatrice

    Corning looks like it was a great place for a getaway, Linda, and the weather cooperated as well. I agree that coming home is always nice until the next adventure that is.

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  3. Eileen Wise

    Hello,
    Sounds like a great end to your trip, Good food and fun times. The scenery at the river and bridge is beautiful. The farmers market sounds fun too. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

    Reply
  4. Pamelasopenwindow

    Good Morning, Linda! I am new to your blog, after being “introduced” by a mutual friend from the Frog and PenguINN! I understand you are going to get to meet her in person today! How exciting for both of you. She and I have just recently become acquainted and are enjoying a warm friendship already. When she said you were from PA I wanted to check you out. I was born in PA (Clarion), but left there when I was 6 and moved to Florida, where I grew up, and where I am living now. I haven’t been back to PA in many years, but it is on my bucket list to go back one of these days and look up some relatives and do some genealogy research. I hope you have a wonderful visit with our mutual friend today, and I hope to get better acquainted with you in the future. I love photography as well, and although we don’t do much traveling, I tend to take pictures of everything I see…Yes, God’s beauty is all around us. WE just need to open our eyes and look! Have a blessed and wonderful day.

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    • Linda G.

      Welcome! My husband and I live in Warren, PA. I, too, enjoy genealogy research. My research, to date, has all been done online. I am going now to check out your page.

      Reply

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