Sunday, September 25, 2011

Old Salem instead

We went to UNCSA in Winston Salem this weekend for what we thought was a well planed family day at the school. Wesley seemed clueless about the day's events, which was not too surprising, but when we got there, it was pretty much deserted. We did not see one family, it was cloudy and rainy, and there didn't seem to be anything going on. Their website said there would be activities, but Wes wanted to get off campus and so we missed whatever was going on and opted for Thai food in town and a visit to our favorite place there, Old Salem. This is pretty common for us, we tend to take the road less traveled and find our own interesting things to do. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have been to Old Salem many times, but I love this place. So much character, such a wonderful place to slow down and just walk around and remember a more refined period of time. A time without Facebook! Imagine that! How did they survive?!? It's great that Wesley has this place almost across the street from her school. There are lots of places where she can go and sit and write, and just be quiet for a bit, away from school.
We went into the bakery and watched as they pulled bread out of the wood ovens. The smells! Fresh bread baking, is there a better aroma!

and these cakes, yum!
a little ice cream for dessert
It was interesting to see the architecture, because the play that I am propping right now takes place in London during the 1600's and the architecture was very similar.

We had a great day, a nice ending to my birthday weekend. One of the best things was seeing Wesley's first film shorts that she has made in her first 30 days of film school. They were really well done, visual, great music, funny, interesting. I think she has a bright future as a film maker. Right now she is thinking that her concentration studies will be screen writing and cinematography. Can't wait to see where this goes. She is off to a good start so far!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful rainy weekend. Is it wet enough for all of you?! I know I have had enough, clay is not drying in this wet stuff. I am planning a full week in the studio, nothing is on my calendar but a production meeting Monday morning, so I hope to get a LOT done for the shows coming up! Happy week to all.


Laura Farrow said...

looks like a fabulous day well spent!

Anna said...

Nice day. :) There's a hotel in an old warehouse/factory right near Old Salem that we stay at when we need a stop in the area. The best thing about it is they take dogs!

GO Wesley!!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Laura, it was a great day!
Anna, I would love to know the name of the hotel in case we ever need to stay there, YES! Go Wesley!

cookingwithgas said...

I spent much time in Williamsburg VA all my life and it is still a favorite place. It is the first place I saw clay and glass being made.
I think of Old Salem as the little sister to Williamsburg.
Those breads and cakes at Salem can not be beat.
Looks like a great weekend.
But the wet can go now- I want some sun.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Meredith, I have never been to Williamsburg although Gerry's brother and his family live there sometimes. I have a bad spoiled brat memory of the place, my parents wanted to take me there when I was in college, and I wanted to be with my boyfriend (Gerry) bad on me, I'm sure I hurt their feelings.... I need so many do overs! Yes enough of the wet, we are never satisfied with the weather are we!

cindy shake said...

How cool about Wes' film projects -I'm a bit jealous!! Don't we all wish we could be in art/film school again?! I do -without the student loans though -ha!! Great photos -seems very CALMING :)

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Cindy, I would LOVE to go to this school, they have a production and design program that would be the most fun thing in the world to do! There are some very cool kids there

Linda Starr said...
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Tracey Broome said...

I KNOW, Linda! I could spend all day there taking photos for inspiration. Look forward to seeing what you do with it all :)

Amy said...

wow... those pictures are gorgeous, especially the one of you and your girl. I'm headed to W-S next week; will be sure to get a loaf of bread. :) thanks for that reminder! peace-

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

I can see why you like Old Salem, with the architecture and the old weathered surfaces of the buildings and wood brings to mind the sensibilities your sculptures.