Sunday, January 8, 2017

and so it is, Mayberry once more...........a poem

It was told by my mother that my father of old was a BEATNIK, a poet, a prose. I was also told that my father of old knew Kerouac, Ginsberg, Neal and more and that he is the man driving Jack around in New York City with the women with the hooked nose in On The Road.
These are only stories that I’ve been told, for my father I do not know, but, if there is any truth in it at all perhaps that is the birth of my prose.
And so therefore in my wife’s facebook memory of Jan 8th 2014 these inspired words unfold and so I share with you once more.
Gregory Vroom Walter Jan 8th 2017


and the flaming arrow was shot as it arched through the sky and hit its target thus bursting into flames. the fuse was lit....... from silence one began to here a noise, then a roar, and as the flames burst forth from the bottom cone the ROCKET was launched. the crowd formed in awe the spectacle never before witnessed by man or animal. spine tingling bursts of energy raced through the crowd, sparks emanating from finger tips, eyes bulging, hair standing on end.
to be sure it was a day to be remembered and was never forgot as the sheep herded back to their flock,---yet still inspired…..the sun set, the once busting berg back to rest…Mayberry once more.

------------------------g 1/8/14



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Just a little info 'bout us.


Terri D.
My name is Terri and I am the owner of Wanderlust road in Salida Co. I have been a thrift store junkie since I was a teenager. I am pretty fashion savvy and have an eye for the hip cool stuff. I love thrifting for sweet pieces that draw the eye, are fun to wear and feel good in! I am very inspired by beautiful fabric, design, vintage cowboy, the traveling gypsy, things that have a story or one you can at least imagine. Wanderlust road is a dream made real.....and one I am so happy to be a part of!

Established in 2011.
We are a Ma and Pa Business, After years of my wife helping me chase my entrepreneurial ideas we decided it was time to chase hers. So.....after a 2000 mile west coast bike ride on a tandem in 2010, we found this building, and opened shop Memorial day weekend 2011.
A consignment shop ultimately becomes what your consigners bring so we decided the only control we would have over that was to create a cool, vibrant and funky atmosphere and hope that that would bring the consignors we wanted. We think it worked. In addition to Women's consignment clothing we are Vino Salida's downtown tasting parlor, and we offer Soulflower Clothing, a line of our own T-Shirts and have some great Embellished clothing artists.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year Changes r a FooT

Welcome 2017
Welcome friends.
As we, Terri and I, head into this New Year, as always, are making an attempt to streamline, simplify, and rationalize our purpose, our desires, wants and needs. It is to this point that we are changing our band name to wanderLust road!
Makes sense right? I mean that is who we are.
We make this decision for a couple of reasons;
   One stop, one shop, marketing and branding. I mean you all know us as wanderLust road right? Also because the web name Velvet Soul is already taken and we don’t like Velvet Sol. I mean we do, but, given the choice and for the reasons listed above it just make sense to change our name. The T-shirts, The bumper stickers, the branding, it’s already done.
But there is another reason.
Sometime in the not too distant future we plan to take our show on the road. Why? Cause we have wanderlust, that’s why. We have 3 sons and 6 grand kids, 4 of which live in San Diego. Those kids are at that special age where, well, we can still have some influence on how they look at the world. But that’s not all of it.
We have a vision of being on the road, playing music, finding cool vintage and non-vintage wares, cycling, adventuring, making soap and t-shirts and selling these things on the web, through our blog, as we travel.
Pop up shop? Maybe.  Farmers markets?  Hell yea.

We want to take our already creative life style and make it even more----------------creative.

T&G

Vacation time again

wanderLust road will be closed Jan. 17th through Feb 1st,  with the exception of Friday, Saturday & Sunday the 20th-22nd and 27th-29th
After 6 years in Business we have determined this time frame to be one of the Slowest of the year and have chosen to use this time to enhance our personal and family experiences. Thanks for your support and we will see you on Wednesday November 16th.