Terri and I write and Play Music too


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

winters delight

a light dusting of snow
lets the river flow
into the heart of salida

© g vroom 12/20/11

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy holy-days

As we near the shortest days of the year

 we fill our evenings with holiday cheer

as the days get shorter

 our hearts grow stronger

 for those we love

 both far and near.

© g vroom 12/16/11

To all wanderlust roadies, we are inviting you to celebrate the season, at the “road” Dec 23rd from 6-8 pm. we will be offering o’dourves, a chance to socialize with the master entrepreneur and vintner, Salida’s own---Mr Steve Flynn of Vino Salida, as well as enjoy caroling and tunes from the always entertaining troubadours known as Linda Lovell, Jack Chivvis and--- Steve Smalzel.

Terri and I wish all of you, sincerely, happy and healthy holydays.

A sweet Christmas…..AND a groovy new year!

May peace be with you.

terri and greg.

Here is a photo display to show some of our current wares.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Ab e-mail from my Mother:
The Green Thing ! Good One :)

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right --our generation didn't have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the green thing back in our day. We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts --wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day. Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house --not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Irene R. Landers

Saturday, December 3, 2011


hey you cycling fans of the old tyme. you know the ones with the handle bar mustache. we have a few of the tweed and cashmere jackets for the new years ride if'n you'll be needen em.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy holiday's [holy-days]

WanderLust road

 "attitude of gratitude"....something we need to possess ALL YEAR LONG....its that time of year for family, friends, pumpkin pie (pie in general!!)....stuffing....some​ turkey wrangling...giving thanks:)....watching a football game....eating more turkey....a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to all you wanderlust roadies out there!!...(Wanderlust road will be closed on thursday Nov 24th due to the fact that we'll be doing some of our own turkey wrangling and tryptophan-ing)....h o w e v e r....we would LOVE to see you on friday Nov 25th in case any of you have an inkling to shop or just stop in to say HI....also from 5-8pm (on friday)...we will have a special guest in....Steve Flynn....owner/​vintner of "Vino Salida"....soooo if you are out and about for the annual lighting of our Tenderfoot Christmas Tree...come on in...say Hi, enjoy libations and meet Steve Flynn.....gobble,gobble,gobble...terri&greg

Thursday, October 20, 2011

boooo! are we ready yet ------- cause we are!

wanderLust road encourages and supports  all things funky and groovy.

in particular those groov-funky souls that can’t resist the temptation to create repurposed artisanry!!

these wares include:

hats and bags – slim wolfe

recycled bag  bags – amber talbert

bicycle tube earrings and bags – christina snyder

neck tie purses – debbie casuto

button earrings – melanie cymansky

art and objects - jackie shepherd

bottle cap earrings – cece kastner

copper jewelry and pop-top earrings – ashli campbell

felt flowers – aimee fischer

mudFlower soaps – proprietors wares

146 w. first st. salida, co. 81201 719-539-0420

Mention this ad for 10% off.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

End of Season Summer Sale

Jared Jacobs Masterpiece Sold. We'll miss her.

Terri here...from Wanderlust road......hope everyones been having a groovy
summer...enjoying our beautiful place on earth!
….Just wanted to get you caught up with some Wanderlust news!!....first off we are having
an “END of the SEASON SALE”....August 18,19,20th.....starting thursday evening 5-8pm
with some snacks, refreshments and a little music.....friday/saturday all day sales.....
50% - 75% off summer clothing, accessories, shoes AND 20% off all jewelry!!
Keep in mind.....we are accepting fall items at this time...so think “recycle”....to get rid
of things you haven't been wearing AND “revamp” those closets with something you love!!
Some new fun recycled/repurposed items have made their way into Wanderlust road recently...
Handmade purses out of mens ties by repurposer Debbie Casuto.
SteamPunk hats by artist Carolyn Richards
The Bag Bag (bags crocheted together from plastic store bags) by
repurposer Amber Talbert
We also carry fun copper jewelry and pop top earrings by repurposer Ashli Campbell
Sweet Recycled tire tube earrings and purses by repurposer Christina Snyder (Ride On)
Handmade button earrings by artist Melanie Cymansky
Handmade bead jewelry by artist Bridgette Aichele
Handmade wood/copper/silver jewelry by artist Steve Lohnes
Flowers in a Vase by repurposer Aimee Dunn
Along with other awesome recycled ART and always the home of Mudflower Soap!
Hope to see you at the sale.....
Peace and appreciation to all our groovy consignors!!
terri and greg...........
@ Wanderlust road.....

p.s. We would love to recycle your plastic bags...so bring them by anytime!

p.s.s....Hats off to the 2011 Pro Cycling Challenge coming to our neck of the woods!!
Heres to “Embracing the Bicycle”!!!!

Life is like riding a bicycle....in order to keep your balance you must keep moving!
Albert Einstein

Wanderlust furniture moving co. one guy and a bike trailer

Original Art Work by local artist Brink Messick

Twister. Shout out to Cafe Dawn

Americowa  [SOLD] Cowabunga!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mid-seasom Sale and other news

Hello friends and fans of wanderLust road. Well Time sure does fly when you are having fun and allready we've been open two months. A lot has happened since then; our grand opening was a huge success and much fun was had by all. We particularly enjoyed the live music from Local Honey.
Anyhoo we have reached that point where it is time to unload our opening inventory. As a result we are having a 50% Sale on all inventory dated before June 9th.The result is that we have over 4 racks of clothing on sale----sooo come check it out while there is still a selection.
From this point always we will have a clearance rack located in the back of the store so be sure to drop by often to see what kind of extra special deal you might find.
Your friends in the consignment world
Terri and Greg.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

hello and welcome to wanderlust road

Hi--glad you found us! 
What is wanderLust road? first and foremost wanderLust road is a consignment store with an eye for Funky---Unique and just plain cool Art, repurposed fun stuff, clothing and furniture. wanderLust road is also the manufacturer and retailer of MudFlower soap keeping salida clean since 1999!!
currently we are excepting consignment for women's and men's clothing, and all it's fun accessories, jewelry, funky furniture, lamps and stuff.
we are also really really interested in you hip folkes that are busy making repurposed ART & CRAFT. 
right now because we are not open we will except these items by appointment. please call----719-539-0420

wanderLust road's GRAND-OPENING will be friday june 17th. Beginning at 5:30 we will be offering live music from LOCAL HONEY!, as well as other local musicians, WINE tasting from our very own VINO SALIDA!  and other celebrations. 
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