5/04/2009

Summer Adventure

I'm not talking about the July cruise to Mexico, God willing and swine flu epidemic all over. No, I have another possible summer adventure to look forward to. My good pal, Leslie and I are planning a trip to the world's longest yard sale this August that starts in Alabama and goes through Tennessee and follows the 127 corridor. Not only do I have Leslie to thank for meeting Mike but she also introduced me to the love of junk. I leave you to decide which is more important to my life.

She bought a camper recently and we immediately started scheming for the perfect road trip, and what could be better than 3 days of yard sales I ask. Leslie is one of the few people in the world that I can truly let see the real Paige. She once gave one of the nicest compliments when she said that she felt like she was more herself when she was with me than any other time. She has an amazing eye when junking and can spot a jewel that I would have walked right by.

The biggest problem is that we are both absolutely directionally challenged. My biggest concern is that we will get hopelessly lost on the way home Sunday and I will absolutely have to be at work on Monday since it is a week before the Fall semester begins. We have gotten lost together going someplace that we have both been to 10 times before and we always factor at least an hour into our adventures for detours. Her sister is thinking about coming with us and she could be the designated navigator. I've gone Goodwilling with her a few times recently and she too has a great love of junking.

I was messing around this morning and found the most amazing site with ideas on turning all kinds of junk into treasures called RoboJunker. She has some really creative ways to use the kinds of things that are easily found at any flea market. I have a favorite quote that I overheard once between one junker to another at a flea market. In a great old drawl he said, "People will buy any old junk these days." This website will help you use this junk to create one of kind pieces for your home.

Has anyone ever been to the 127 Yard sale and do you have any suggestions for us?

8 comments:

Lynne said...

My niece and nephew participate in that yard sale every year in Tennessee! Who knows, maybe you'll see them! LOL :-D

Nancy said...

Have fun! I love looking at people's old stuff and making guesses about their personalities and lifestyles. Hope you find some great treasures!

LilysGramma said...

LOL! I can totally relate to getting lost, I once got lost in the mall parking lot because I could swear I came in on the other side (dyslexia??) My husband got me a GPS system for my car a few years ago, at first I was like "you got this for you, didn't you? I don't need this!" Well I can tell you that it has been a Godsend! You might consider getting one, nothing fancy, just one that will tell you when and where to turn! Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful time on your road trip! (I'm jelous!!)

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

That sounds like so much fun!

Lin said...

That looks like huge fun and quite the adventure!! Be sure to post all the details!!

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

That is one loonnng-ass sale.
I hope you, Leslie, and Annette have a great time!

Momma Miller said...

Oh my goodness. That sounds like SO MUCH FUN. Never heard of it, but can't wait to read more and see pictures.

~Shaye (Momma Miller)

Kasey said...

A couple of years ago friends of mine drove up their for that. They said they had the best time.

 

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