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Winkler Bakery in Old Salem NC

WINKLER BAKERY521 SOUTH MAIN STREETConstructed 1800, restored 1968
One place Gale and I knew we had to visit was the bakery in Old Salem.  I have enjoyed the Moravian cookies over the years but everyone has told me I had to try the sugar cake.
Look at all the temptations....Yummy:-)

A bit of history....

The sugar cake was amazing.  We took it back to our room and enjoyed the yummy sweetness in front of the beautiful fireplace in our room.  We also shared a bottle of local wine.  What a lovely day:-)
Happy Travels Everyone! KathieyV:-)

Air Plane Manners...A Poster found on Twitter...

I found this poster on Twitter.  It reminded me of one of my worst travel experiences.  I have not been on a plane for years.  For the most part, my flying adventures have been just fine.  There is only one that stands out and that is when I was stuck in the middle seat next to a smelly guy by the window.  I thought the flight would never end.  He looked clean but smelled of extremely dirty/soiled,  jeans.  The smell was nauseating and I had to endure it for 3 hours.  Ugh! As I look over this chart I find one that would make me angry.  The one where the person puts his feet between the seats.  I have never seen this but I would have to say something if I were minding my own business and someone put their feet on my shoulder. What is your worst travel experience?  Which one fo the actions on the photo would bother you the most?  I would love to hear you stories. Happy Travels KathieyV:-)

Shopping with Gail in Old Salem NC

Shopping with Gail in Old Salem...  "Built as a store to serve the whole community, the building had been converted into a residence by the early 20th century with a raised roof and restyled. Built of rubble stone but covered in flat stucco with false joints, it again appears as if it were made from cut stone." T. Bagge: Merchant is still the ‘community store,’ but now for Old Salem Museums & Gardens.  This historic shop offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase  distinctive merchandise from tradesmen, craftsmen, and select vendors.  T. Bagge also offers a large array of educational children’s toys and books.

Moravian Star...Beautiful I bought a few to take home. This is one of the shops we were in.  Pretty:-)

Another fun day in Old Salem. Happy Travels! Kathiey:-)

Continued Walk Through Beautiful Old Winston Salem NC

Moravian Church Gail and I did visit this church for a Sunday service.  It was lovely. A. Butner Hat Shop Stone walkways.  Beautiful I loved the tile roofs.  Such detail...
 What do you think this is?  I don't know so I will google it. Gail and I were guessing wood storage...
I searched and searched and could not find the answer.  Let's just say it is wood storage.  What do you think it is?
Happy Travels KathyV:-)

Doors and Windows of Old Salem in Winston Salem NC

I love to take photos of doors and windows.  I don't know why.   Here a few from our trip to Old Salem along with door and window quotes...
“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner "I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude,  if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors." Joel Osteen

"A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time"
Mark Twain
“Some live, some survive but others merely exist. Live to unlock closed doors” ― Ikechukwu Joseph, Unlocking Closed Doors “The past is a window to look through; not a room to stay in.”  Kevin Keenoo
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens;  but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”  ― Helen Keller
“Deception sneaks in through the window of pride.” ― Evinda Lepins “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door”  ― Milton Berle


Restaurant Review...Dinner at the Durham Hotel with Erica

Got a text from Erica, she wanted to go to the Durham Hotel in downtown Durham for dinner.
Great, I thought, let's go!  Let me get my camera....

"A mid-century modern hotel in the heart of downtown, The Durham is a vibrant destination, inspired by the spirit of its namesake city." The Durham I had wine  Erica had Ginger Ale...It was great.

We looked over the menu and placed our order.  We decided to share the Cured Meat and Cheese Board. CURED MEAT $18 4-year Chapel Hill country ham, pickled wild shrimp, Sam’s beef tongue, 
chicken liver pâté, pickled okra, Tin’s mustard, red onion,
smoked king mackerel, everything crackers 
As I was studying the menu I realized what we thought were green beans were actually okra. 
  Not sure which was beef tongue but I believe it may be the meat in the foreground. 
Loved the pickled shrimp.

$12/15 QUATTRO PORTONI Blu di Bufala
BOXCARR Cottonseed SAINT-HILAIRE Pont l’Évêque VIEILLE Ossau Iraty 

Looking at the names …

Lets Go Shopping.....Polyvore and Amazon Winter Fashion Adventures

I am getting ready to go to a weekend Winter Festival.  This would be a fun outfit to wear...
Let's see if we can find a duplicate on Amazon.  Just click on the photo for more info on each item...
Love the sweater...

I think I will order the scarf..

As far as the pants go I will probably go with a dark wash jean...

I love the boots.  I already have brown boots in my closet.  Good to shop your closet first.

Nice purse...

These earrings would look nice too:-)

Happy Shopping Everyone!