Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blue skies were back today.  Beautiful day to be on the road.

If you're ever in this area look for the I-76 AAA Antique Mall.  We spent some time there - so many unusual and beautiful things to see. 

We skipped a couple of things we had planned for this trip.  The Frank Lloyd Wright houses in New York weren't open when we were there - maybe another time.

Fenton Art Glass
We spent several hours at the Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown, West Virginia.  You want to see what's happened to our economy in the last 4 years - you can see it here.  It was so sad it was hard to be there in the midst of some of the most beautiful glass you can imagine.  The factory building is huge with a great shopping area.  A few years ago Fenton employed 800 people in glass making - now there are 7 people working in the glass area and a few in the shopping area.  We talked to several of the employees - I feel so much compassion for all those who have lost their jobs.  They still have a huge stock of beautiful glass but they won't be making any more.  You can buy it there or at their online store.  They made Fenton glass for over 100 years.  They will continue to make glass beads - I bought three for my Pandora bracelet.  We bought a few other things...

Heading to Tamarack, West Virginia tomorrow.

Life is good.

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