Trip Start Jul 26, 2006
16Trip End Aug 2006
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The one thing that was odd right off the get-go was that they have pink and blue chem-cans. Pink for girls and blue for the guys, how at is that! Most of the fields had at least one set of chem-cans. There were a few with no facilities, but the gas stations weren't all that far apart, although it could take hours getting to them when you run into sales along the way that you just can't pass up
The traffic wasn't bad at all, there were a few more cars on the road than the previous days, but it was never bumper to bumper slow.
The shopping was fantastic, or at least I thought so. I really enjoyed myself. The sellers were willing to deal, the prices they had on things was really inflated and for the most part you could get the item for half off the marked price, sometimes even less than that. Of course there were other things they had for sale that they weren't about to come down very far in price if at all - but that was okay, there was always something better at the next booth or sale.
I found lots of china patterns and pottery that I hadn't seen before. It was so much fun to see new things and talk to the sellers and learn about the local pottery and what to look for on some pieces that made them more collectable than other pieces.
Our friends ran across a couple of friendly country boys at one of the sales. The boys thought they should hang around and visit for awhile. Between the missing teeth and tanned beer belly it just didn't seem to be in the cards
We stopped for lunch at a little restaurant along side the road. They had home-style fried chicken in a buffet with all the southern trimmings. Almost every restaurant we went to offered cooked apples - they are so very good, forgot how much I missed them. As soon as we finished eating the power went out at the restaurant, they didn't seem to be too concerned, they just took it in stride like it happened all the time. While we were at the next sale, the lady from the restaurant pulled up and I heard her talking to the lady that was running the sale and it appeared that the restaurant had probably only blown a fuse since the fans were still running at the sale. She didn't seem to be in a big hurry to get back to the restaurant and flip the breaker - so laid back and relaxed about the whole mess.
We went to a couple more sales, then headed for our motel in Frankfort. After checking in and gloating over each others purchases and relaxing we headed out looking for dinner. Frankfort is pretty spread out, and downtown - or at least the section we ended up in was all closed down for the night and we didn't see any restaurants there anyway. Back towards the motel we stopped at a fast food restaurant.
After eating, we stood around in the parking lot watching the heat lightening off in the distance. That was quite a display. Tomorrow promises to be another big shopping day.