Friday, September 26, 2014
Who owns this car? What are you doing here? How do you know each other?
We got better at it as time went by and even practiced our answers before approaching.
Cindy and I were told by a couple of friends from the area, that we should go to Letchford State Park. We had a little bit of trouble finding the entrance. The GPS took us to a closed entrance, initially. We spent a fair amount of time driving through beautiful countryside like this, so we didn't mind very much.
We were surprised that there weren't more signs directing us, especially as we discovered this was called the Grand Canyon of the East. And suddenly we were there. And we said Wow!
It was quite dramatic scenery, especially in relation to the more flat, rolling areas that we had been driving through. The park started as the private 1000 acre estate of man named Letchford. He deeded it to the state for a park and they added about 40,000 acres to it. In addition to the gorge, there are the Upper, Middle and Lower falls.
At the site of the Upper and Middle falls, is the Glen Iris Inn, the original home. It is beautiful. Today you can stay there, eat there and there is a little gift shop.
Upper falls, that is the railway trestle above. A train went by while we were there. It went over quite slowly.
Another stop on our trip, was the Genesee Country Museum and Village. I love these types of places. This one was a bit different, instead of just focusing on one time period, it covered a span of time from the late 1700's up to the 1930's. You traveled through time as you walked in different areas. There was also an interesting art and clothing museum on the property.
Besides the other clothing exhibits, they had drawers and drawers, that exhibited particular types of clothing. It was fascinating.