Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I've got a dream, I've got a dream

Hammondsport, New York

Oh, I know I could share it if you want me to
if you're going my way, I'll go with you
lovin' me down the highway
Rollin' me down the highway
Movin' ahead so life won't pass me by
....Jim Croce: "I Got a Name"

We hit Dr. Konstantin Frank's winery today and picked up another case of fine Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignons. Dr. Frank was the genius who first grafted European grape vines onto freeze-resistant native New York Grape roots.

Dr. Frank was born in Odessa, Russia and did his PH.D dissertation on growing grapes in cold climates. He came to Cornell University in 1951 and his theories were hooted down for many years until he proved them to work.

In the morning we're driving up to a culinary institute to have our lunch cooked by student chefs.
Watkins Glen has a really unusual used bookstore that only carries hot authors of all genres: Zane Gray, Max Brand, Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke. Lee Child, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Vince Flynn, Lescarot and the like. I bought 15 books for $35 which should last a week or so. We've made a date with Cousin Everett to have a picnic cookout Friday and hike the Enfield Gorge. There's a bar here in Watkins Glen that has live music Friday night.
I'd like to rent a boat on Saturday and catch a 40 pound lake trout. Maybe it will be so.

We'll he on the road again Sunday to a lovely park on the Canadian border. Maybe I'll catch a big Pike? I've got a dream, I've got a dream.
Hang on to your dreams
On that highway 2-18.
Live every day
Love it away
There's a whole world you've never seen.
The Bellamy Brothers: "Highway 2-18"

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