Wrapping up another magical week at Chautauqua, NY.

Dennis and Blair will leave first.  They will stop near Buffalo to see his mother and then head to Vermont’s Lake St. Catherine.  About 9 hours altogether.  Stafford and Roachs have 5PM flights from Buffalo (they to CO, us to Philadelphia).  We got a late checkout for noon to pack slowly and go to the craft show at the main square – Bestor Plaza.

Traditional group photo.
Traditional group photo.

Here are some shots of interest of local color.

This is some public art at a residence. There's a tree growing out of the teacup.
This is some public art at a residence. There’s a tree growing out of the teacup.
This is another Justin teaching moment...my phone does panorama photos. Not sure this will work either.
This is another Justin teaching moment…my phone does panorama photos. Not sure this will work either.
You can hear the whistle of this big lake boat multiple times per day as it travels from landing to landing on the 22 mile long lake.
You can hear the whistle of this big lake boat multiple times per day as it travels from landing to landing on the 22 mile long lake.
There's smoke coming out, but I think it's fake steam.
There’s smoke coming out, but I think it’s fake steam.
This neon sign is on a house...the same house that has the teacup.
This neon sign is on a house…the same house that has the teacup.
Neon sign is not so bad during the day either.
Neon sign is not so bad during the day either.
An impromptu practice turns into our afternoon entertainment. Banjo and violin.
An impromptu practice turns into our afternoon entertainment. Banjo and violin.
The slogan of the year for the Literary Circle.
The slogan of the year for the Literary Circle.  The oldest book discussion group in the USA…135 years.
Dennis and Blair on a break are conversing with Neal Halleran of Sanibel about his first guest speaker for the Forum series - Ms. Selzenmuller with whom he had lunch yesterday.
Dennis and Blair on a break are conversing with Neal Halleran of Sanibel about his first guest speaker for the Forum series – Ms. Selzenmuller with whom he had lunch yesterday.
This soprano saxophonist accompanied the organ music and sounded great.
This soprano saxophonist accompanied the organ music and sounded great.
These little huts are for musicians to practice.
These little huts are for musicians to practice.
There's a musician headed there now. Some come down the path, pushing their big, heavy bass fiddle.
There’s a musician headed there now. Some come down the path, pushing their big, heavy bass fiddle.
They stand in rows like soldiers and are all sound-proofed to one doesn't bother the next one.
They stand in rows like soldiers and are all sound-proofed so that one doesn’t bother the next one.
One of our favorite Pratt houses
One of our favorite Pratt Street houses.  Funny door color, eh?

One last reminder of our experience is expressed in one of the Literary Circle annual banners…paraphrasing one of our favorite philosophies.

A Literary Circle class pennant. We like this slogan.
A Literary Circle class pennant from 60 years ago.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 10-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids. Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

7 comments

  • Thanks Chip, for recording another educational and inspiring week at Chautauqua. It was great being with the Roachs and Staffords again…

    D&B

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    • Great to be with you two also. You are true “seekers” for maximum learning. Have fun with the kids and blow that trumpet sweetly in the town band.

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  • Without a doubt, Chip and Nancy have done some wonderful and interesting things. But what is best of all is how they share their adventures. We feel like we’ve been to many places, seen many things, enjoyed so much. Keep going !!! Dick and Linda

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