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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rollercoaster Adventure

Here's where we spent Saturday!

We spent most of our time on the Cordell Hull Highway between Tompkinsville and Glasgow.
We started out the morning thinking we would yard sale on the way to get groceries at Walmart, but we ended up spending the entire day at this yard sale. We have been to the 127 yard sale a few times, but never to this one!
We didn't stop until we were at the bottom of Shankey Branch hill almost to Celina. The yard sales between Livingston and Allons seemed to be mostly clothes and we have plenty of extra clothes ourselves, so we passed them by! At our first stop we thought everything was over priced! Our next stop was just before we entered the community of Moss. We were attracted to a load of pumpkins and stopped to see how much they were--$5 we thought we could do better. On our way back to the car, Peanut reached down and picked something up. I thought he had dropped something, but he showed me that he had found a twenty dollar bill. It was all folded up like it had been in a pocket. We looked around to see if anyone looked like they were looking for it but everyone was going about their business. It was one of those finders' keepers things, since there was no way to locate the owner or know how long it had been lying the parking lot! We left Moss twenty dollars richer and make our way up the road to Tompkinsville, KY.
We stopped right on the main street where most of the houses had sales in their yard, here we made our first purchase:
3 pastel bowls



A divided tray--think fruit/dip here



And this bowl that I have already filled with fruit.
We also bought a bulb planter--to help when we plant the 75 daffodil and tulip bulbs I have.
Total here $12.00
On our next stop we bought pumpkins and gourds to decorate the Ponderosa. That took our eight dollars left from the found twenty. The birdhouses were purchased on down the road. Peanut made a deal and got both outhouse bird houses for seven dollars.
We couldn't leave out Parker and this train and fire truck-which still makes noise were 50 cents.

Four terrific barn plates and two matching bowls were found on a side road yard sale just $3.00.


We traveled up and down the hills stopping and looking at all sorts of junk we didn't need!
Here's a place called Temple Hill where we made the best buy of the day from the "Plain" people in the blue tent.
These homemade doughnuts just 50 cents each. I cannot begin to describe their goodness!
They were making ice cream in the tent behind the doughnuts, but we didn't indulge, because you really can have too much of a good thing!

2 comments:

Misty said...

Sounds like a great trip! My boys wanted to go on this yard sale but we didn't get to.

steph said...

Looks like great bargins. Way to go with the $20, Dad!!