Daughter: "I am soooo ready to come home, it's been a rough week."
Mom: "Do you want me to come visit on Saturday? Bring a picnic? Go over to Old Salem for the day?"
So that's just what a good mom does. Pack up a beautiful lunch on a cool Saturday morning in May and go see her homesick daughter at college. Lucky for me she is just over an hour away!
Old Salem is one of my favorite places in North Carolina and Wesley lives just a few blocks away from it. We arrived just in time for the Saturday farmer's market. We got the most incredible croissant I think I have ever had from Atelier del Valle. Almonds, butter, a slight hint of apple and flaky melt in your mouth goodness.
I bought some soap from Lavender Annes- jade hops, eucalyptus and fir. I showered with it last night, smelled like I was rubbing a Christmas tree all over me! Really nice. I love homemade soaps, thinking about trying to make some myself one of these days. I looked at the label on a soap I was getting ready to buy the other day and put it right back. I shudder to think how many chemicals I have been putting on my body in the past years without even considering. Funny how aging makes you more aware of things that can kill you!
Wesley brought along her new best friend and played while we sat in the community garden and ate and talked. The sun was warm, the breeze was cool and life was pretty damn great at that moment!
I got a coffee on the way to Winston and on the cup it said, "live splendidly." I think that it really great advise, trying my best to do just that! I am very blessed.
Here are some pretty pictures from around Old Salem. If you haven't been, I strongly urge you to go. This is a perfect time of year for a visit, it's not too hot and everything is starting to bloom. The workers are in the gardens and its just such a calm and peaceful place to enjoy the day.
Today we load in Gem of the Ocean, promises to be a very long day/night. The set is complicated, lots of props..... good I had a restful Saturday!