Many of you know the town of Blowing Rock NC in the mountains. Mark and Meredith Heywood and Jen Mecca are participating in Art in the Park there. We were staying nearby when we were on vacation, so we had dinner there one night. Unfortunately all of the stores were closed after 5pm on Friday night. What is up with that? Lots of tourists in town for dinner and a nice walk after their meal and no shops are opened. So, anyway, I took some photos of some of the shop windows. The majolica above in one of the antique shops reminded me of a combination of Jen's work and Ronan Peterson's, like if they did a collaboration or something. Hey, there's an idea for ya Jen!
These were cool. Wouldn't they be fun to Raku? I love these colors, so Tuscan.
And there is my sassy child with her dad. Wonder where she gets that attitude anyway?! Blowing Rock is really a beautiful town. We used to camp at Julian Price Park near there all the time when Wesley was little and Gerry was actually home once in awhile. We would come into Blowing Rock to get a nice meal and take Wesley for ice cream and let her play in the park there. I am hoping to get back there for one of the Art in the Park weekends before summer is over.
Gerry is in Toronto for the G8 and G20 summit this week, fingers crossed he doesn't get arrested or hurt in the protests which is what he is assigned to cover. He took a gas mask, very comforting dropping your husband off at the airport and knowing he has packed his gas mask. He called this evening and said some of the other guys had their helmets and bullet proof vests- riot gear. Oh boy!