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.
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.
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 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.
Bob purchased soft ginger snaps at the Farmers Market. The cookies were delicious!
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.
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”
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!
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.
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!
Thank you Ludwig.
Great trip and enjoyable photos. I would definitely enjoy Donna’s 🙂
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.
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.