Hello, My Friends!~~~
We left the house at 5:10 a.m. this morning and headed due south-west to New Market, VA to start the beginning of the annual Route 11 yard crawl. This is out third year going and it didn't disappoint. I didn't buy a whole lot this year but what I did buy I adore and the price was right--very right!
Here are a few scenes along the route. I confess I didn't get many pictures as we kept leaping in and out of the car, the weather was hot and sunny, and all I could focus on was shopping and getting back into the air conditioned car.
Here is one of many clusters of sellers along the 45 miles of yard sales. The tall sign in the background with a flag reads "Yard Crawl". Many of the vendors we met were willing to bargain. Everything was usually priced to sell. Once in a while we ran into that odd ball seller who thought his or her stuff was golden and with prices to match. Most vendors were very reasonable.
Here is a Civil War soldiers cemetary in Mt. Jackson. It was one of several very old cemetaries along the route.
This church cemetary even had the remains of a Revolutionary War soldier...
Daniel Gray was his name and he fought for American independance.
Even though this picture doesn't really show it, the yard crawl was quite crowded this year. Lots of cars creeping along and lots of people flowing among vendors.
I don't know why I took this picture. But most of the route was a lot more conjested than this. Pulling off the road was sometomes a challenge. In fact this driver pulled a little too far off the road...
No joke. This guy just rolled down into the ditch. No one was hurt. But what a scene.
So, I am pretty tired this evening. Somewhat sunburnt on my forehead and nose--I didn't have brains enough to wear a hat or sun screen. I'll leave you with this trunk shot of our purchases.
And, yes, that is a bag full of a dozen ears of bi-color sweet corn--yummy and only $4.~~~Soon I'll be listing some of these wonderful vintage goodies in Dime Store Chic!~~~XXOO, Beth