Well we did it: We visited two other Cinque Terre towns and saw one from a boat, so that makes four out of five. They are interesting but crowded; if you are ever in the area and miss an American accent, just hop into one of the towns and you'll be happy.
By far the highlight was the hiking from Corneglia to Manarola, up and through and down the hills. (The coastal route remains closed due to landslides.) For this we have a Day in the Life video - a little long, but there was so much beauty it was difficult to cut.
PS: This posting finds us in Courmayeur, Italy at the base of Mt. Blanc awaiting the first snowfall of the season!