Friday, September 28, 2012

Guest blogging on Brainiac Getaways

I am a guest blogger on with a post about glassmaking in Corning. Check out my post along with some other interesting articles on the site. Please note that my daughter is the one making the glass flower, not the younger girl next to me when I'm making my glass pendant. The caption is incorrect and should be changed soon by Carol, the blogs creator.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Forest Lawn tour and Navy Week on the waterfront

Today my husband and I went on a trolley tour at Forest Lawn cemetery. We had picked up a brochure a few weeks ago and had always wanted to take one of our tours. Since today was clear on our calendar, we made reservations for the11:30 tour, which today happened to be the women's history tour focusing on the well known women who are "permanent residents" of the cemetery, such as Maria Love and Shirley Chisolm.

It was very interesting and informative, as the tour also mentioned some of the other notables buried in Forest Lawn, such as Millard Filmore and Rick James. WE even stopped to see the well-known Blocher memorial in the cemetery.

After the tour we headed down to the waterfront to see (from the outside) some of the ships docked at the waterfront for Navy Week. It was so nice to see so many people at the waterfront! There was quite a long line to get on board the ships that were docked there. We knew we had to be home by a certain time, so we didn't bother trying to tour the inside of the ships.