Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blowing Rock NC

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!


Linda Starr said...

Gee I need to read up on that summit, TV still in bus and radio been on rock and roll, feel out of touch; hope to go to blowing rock one of these days..

cookingwithgas said...

come in August!
We go up on Friday night and stay in a friends condo- we could hang and do some dinner- let me know!
Love that sassy child of yours!
Too bad they did not send Gerry to shoot tennis!

Tracey Broome said...

....or the world cup! Next he gets to go to Louisiana in July and cover the oil spill. Meredith, great idea about coming up in August, I think we might just do that! It's only a 3 hour drive for us, we could do a day trip easily.

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

A gas mask? For crying out loud!

Brian said...

telephoto lens -- check!
spare camera body -- check!
battery charger -- check!
extra memory cards -- check!
gas mask & riot gear -- check!

... at least he'll be prepared for LA. The gas mask could come in handy down there.

Tracey Broome said...

Apparently they have set up water cannons and noise machines to damage your hearing for the protesters at the summit. Jeez.... what happened to freedom of speech?