After leaving Niagara Falls, we drove down to Chautauqua. If you are unfamiliar with the Chautauqua Institution, you can read about it here. It is very hard to explain -- it is kind of like an amazing camp for grown-ups. A pedestrian community devoted to arts, education, religion, and recreation, it is a rich experience.
Each week has a specific theme with guest lecturers of international renown. The past week focused on world health issues in the them "Healing the Globe." Each morning I attended a talk on a topic connected with world health; each evening we attended a symphony, ballet, or other wonderful performance in the huge amphitheatre.
Joe took a sketching class and a painting class. I took a class on Christian spirituality. I did a lot of stitchery for the "Living the Dream" quilt. We relaxed, we talked, we played, we learned. We had a marvelous time. Here are some random photos that Joe took during our stay.