Happy birthday to my dad!!!!
We spent yesterday morning strolling around Old Salem. It was very hot
and muggy but we had a good time. In 1998 the NC Transportation Department
and other trust funds for Old Salem built a covered bridge over Main
street. I had only seen the bridge from the street so far. The first thing
we did was take a walk down to the bridge, which is located at one end of
Old Salem beside the Museum.
After checking out the bridge we walked back up the main street
of Old Salem to the shops.
T. Bagge Merchant and the Moravian Gift and Book Store are located side by
side and right across the street from the commons area and the College.
After doing some browsing in those stores we wandered down to the J. Blum:
Printer and Merchant store located right next door to Salem Tavern. We
browsed around in there while waiting for the Tavern to open for lunch.
Dad ate the Bratwurst Platter, mom had the Moravian
Chicken Pie and vegetables, and I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad. They
are famous for their bread and pumpkin muffins which we devoured.
After lunch we walked on up Main street to the other end
of Old Salem where the first houses that were built in the town are
located. These houses are actually private residences all built in the
late 1770's. Last stop before we headed home was the Winkler Bakery where
they were making fresh sugar cake, another Moravian tradition. I bought a
square plus a homemade chocolate chip cookie for later.
All in all we had a great morning out.
By the time I got home it was time for me to go out to
SciWorks to meet with the volunteer coordinator. We had a nice chat and
she showed me around a little. I am going back Friday afternoon to get
started on the library. It needs a lot of work and she has some project
ideas in mind she would like to see me get started on.
I worked on e-mail and stuff in the afternoon until time
for dinner. Hamburger Helper for dinner than played with the dogs most of
the evening while finishing Baltimore's Mansion.
Off to the gym and grocery store this morning. I keep
hoping these cloudy skies will dump some rain, we really need it.
Be sure to check out Marcia's
trip page from their weekend spent with the Syroids
in Vancouver, Canada.
Have a good one wherever you are and thanks for stopping