Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The 127 Yard Sale 2010

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Last Thursday Tim and I embarked on Year 3 of the 127 Yard Corridor Sale aka The 600 Mile Yard Sale (see here for last year's blog post). We got up early and managed to get out of the house by 7:45 am. A quick stop at Hardees for breakfast and then back on the road. We headed to Frankfort, KY and picked up 127 there. We stopped almost immediately at a little set up but found nothing. However, at the second stop I scored a Hangman game and an over sized pair of green plastic Hollywood sunglasses...everyone's wearing them, it said so on the box! At least in 1964 they were wearing them!

We soon found one of our favorite fields o' vendors and managed to see most everything before the dark clouds rolled in. We got to the car just as the rain hit. Heading down the road we stopped at another familiar stop and waited it out for a few minutes before just grabbing the umbrellas and starting to wander. The rain passed quickly, fortunately, and the rest of the day was clear. The weather was tolerable, there was even a slight breeze which was very much appreciated considering the high temps we've had here lately.

We had a pretty yummy lunch for a change...fresh grilled burgers, hand pattied not frozen. That blew the diet but I was expecting it. As the day progressed we found lots of our favorite set ups and some treasures among the junk! By evening, we were pretty tired, hot and sweaty and I was, of course, starving! We hit a Mexican restaurant outside of Danville that we ate at last year and enjoyed and then headed to the hotel. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies were waiting for us at check in and the bed was super comfortable. We basically slept like logs.

Have to give out big kudos to the Hampton Inn for serving up a delicious complimentary breakfast the next morning! Yummo! We headed back to the fairgrounds outside of Danville since I was too tired to go the night before. I immediately found a great lot of vintage shoes, just what I was looking for! We forgot to bring along the extra car key but Tim was a trooper and met me there or met up with me and lugged my stuff to the car whenever I called him. I got a little overheated after spending at least a half an hour bent over a box of vintage cake decorations with the blazing sun beating down on my neck. Proof positive though that SPF 90 really works! Hurray! Anyway, we both were hot and tired and decided to hit the Peddler's Mall and Goodwill in Danville. I forgot to take pix of both! Bad me! It was nice to be in the "air condition" as it's now called and cool off!

We made a quick stop at Giovanni's for lunch and then braved the confusing directions to the Salvation Army Thrift store. Glad we did! They were having a back to school sale and we got some great games at great prices! I wish I had taken our shopping cart full of the boxes before we dumped out the pieces into little ziplocs and threw the rest away!

Next we headed down to Junction City which would be the farthest South we would venture this year. The set up there was much better than last year. I did buy "The World's Filthiest Scrabble Game" and I have the best mother for cleaning it up for me over the past weekend!

Somehow the day got away from us and we didn't get to stop too many more places on the trip North. We did hit The Flea Mall (more air condition) and a Goodwill in Harrodsburg. One last stop at a big set up and it was homeward bound for us. We hit bad traffic outside of Simpsonville where they are doing construction on the interstate which delayed us in getting home. We finally rolled in about 10:00 pm. Tim was in super husband mode and unloaded the entire car before calling it a night. We crashed hard and waited until morning to go through our treasures!

Loot pictures coming soon!


Anonymous said...

Love loot pictures!

Sideproject said...

I did this with my mother and the only really good day for me was Thursday. What days did you travel, what areas were the best for you?

obsessed scrapbooker said...

We went Thursday and Friday this year. Last year Fri and Sat and it was still good! We pick it up outside of Frankfort, KY just of I-64 and head South to Junction City! That area is really good for larger set ups with antiques/collectibles! Of course, there are many regular yard sales too along there! Where did you go?