Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The World's Longest Yard Sale - 2015

Every time Eric and I head back to our home town, we drive up US 127. It's pretty much a direct shot from Cincinnati to Mercer County, and we never have to worry about the ridiculousness that is I-75 traffic and construction. This past Friday, our drive was especially exciting though, because it was the home of The World's Longest Yard Sale! 

127 Yard Sale weekend is basically one of my FAVORITE times of the year. 
You can read about last year's trip here, and if you love searching through antiques and other thrift-ed treasures, you also will appreciate the glory that is The World's Longest Yard Sale. 

FYI, this post is pretty much all pictures, so if you're looking for some intense literary insight into the art of yard sale-ing...well sorry. 
Maybe next time. 

We hit the road around 2pm, and it wasn't long before we stopped at our first sale. 
Our strategy? 
Drive until we see a bunch of tables, cars dangerously parked along the side of the road, and pedestrians wondering everywhere. 
We didn't end up buying a ton of stuff. But I did score a vase in the oriental style I love, a little wooden pineapple, and a brass pineapple as well (yes two pineapples). Eric also found some wrench thing, that will help him get the tires off my car, for like half the cost it would be in a store. 
Overall it took us 6 hours to get to a destination that usually takes 2, but man was the extra adventure worth it. 
Only 358 days until next year's! 

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