Monday, July 6, 2009

Travel to Watkins Glen

This is as close as I'll get to personal blather on The Race Engineer. I did warn you that I'd write about life as a race engineer, and that includes travel. So, here are a few random notes about this weekend's trip to the Finger Lakes region of NY for a race at Watkins Glen.

-The dining scene in Corning has lost the old standby, London Underground.
-Tony R's, Corning's excellent new chop house, more than makes up for losing LU. Our group enjoyed steaks, seafood, and some of their Italian specialties. We also had the largest baked Alaska known to man. Not cheap, but well worth the trip.
-Ithaca/Tompkins Regional Airport is a nice alternative to Elmira.
-I finally got to tour the Corning Museum of Glass. Well worth the time.
-If you connect through DTW, the "trippy tunnel" connecting Terminal A to B and C is, well, pretty trippy.
-There is nothing in racing quite like the view from the paddock down the valley to Seneca Lake.
-Does it always rain at Watkins Glen? I've never had a totally dry weekend there.

Back again soon with another "real" post. See you then.

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