Winston-Salem has a number of really great parks. Today we visited Salem Lake park for the first time. We hiked the 7.5 mile trail around the lake on a brisk and balmy autumn day. Not the greatest day for photos, but here are a few so you can get a glimpse of what I’m grateful for…
It’s the 127th annual Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Let’s see, that means the first one was in 1882!!! We had to go, because we’re Winston newbies and have to check out all these things for ourselves. I’m not much of a fair-goer, but as far as these things go, it was the best one I have ever attended. It was easy to find a parking space and it only cost $5.00 in a dude’s backyard across the street from the entrance. They had a bunch of animals, old tractors, and other farmy stuff. They had a “Yesteryear Village” with demonstrations about how they used to do things back in the day. There was a huge area for rides and games. There were many, many junk food stands. My favorite was the Giant Turkey Legs stand. (I LOL’d but didn’t buy one.) Though we did buy a funnel cake and lemonade. I’m a sucker for funnel cakes! There are antiques displays and competitions. There are art competitions for all ages. They also have live music, chain-saw artists, trick bike riders, rodeo, nightly fireworks, etc, etc, etc! All in all, pretty cool!
Last week Princess Gail and I had a great breakfast at a cool place we discovered through our Yelp iPhone app. It’s called the Midtown Café and dessertery, aptly named and conveniently located on Stratford Road close to business-40, which is central to everything in Winston-Salem. They only do breakfast and lunch, but they do it really well! I always start out with a hot chocolate, because I am uncontrollably addicted to it, so you can imagine my giddiness when this arrived:
I was already satisfied and ready to give them 5 stars when the actual breakfast arrived. I had the best banana pancakes I’ve ever had, sprinkled with macadamia nuts, while Gail had the awesome sweet potato pancakes.
We didn’t have room left for the desserts, but in a place like this, you can imagine! They are worthy of a specific trip and blog post when we really “need” a dessert.
Life is good!