Tuesday, August 12, 2014
While Not A Bust, I Was Certainly Hoping - If Not Expecting - To Find More Treasure Along The 127 Corridor Worlds Longest Yard Sale / Flea Market. A Good Time Was Had Anyway And Much Was Learned. Status: Done.
Sadly, it will be years...YEARS before I believe I will be able to attend the fantastic 127 Corridor yard sale / flea market again. It's a scheduling conflict with work. Why do all the great things happen during the first week of the month in which they take place? I can't take the first week of ANY month off!
So this was the first year that the timing worked out well enough to allow me to check out this 127
Corridor sale. If you've never done it, but you enjoy yard sales and flea markets, you've got to check
it out. This sale above was our very first stop. Dig that beautiful / cliche corn field! Too bad that
vintage aluminum gurney was already sold.
Yeah, you just never know what you're gonna find at the random sales you'll encounter along
highway 127. I doubt that anyone ever makes it from one end to the other since it's now 690 miles
long and still only takes place at most over one week. Even if you're only going to traverse a small
section you'll probably not be able to stop at Every sale along that route.
There are stretches that we drove that were densely vended and there were miles after miles of
nothing, and that's a great part of doing this road trip...it's much like going to a flea market of flea
markets! You have to keep looking for that next sale and hope that it'll have all the great stuff. I love
that hunt and I wish I would have had better intel. on what to look for where.
And there was the rain. I feel like we still got pretty lucky in that it only rained on us for real for
about 15 minutes. But it rained a little everywhere either before or after we were there. We could
have avoided all the rain if we had gone north off of highway 70, but I felt like we might not find as
many sales up there as in the center section. Note that Big Boy statue. His skin is blue!
The back of the car doesn't look very full on our way home, but there are a lot of small items in those
green bins. I did come close to buying a fantastic polished aluminum airplane wing desk but though
better of it. There just wasn't a lot of big desirable items to be found. And then, just 50 or so miles
from home we hit a stand still on the highway. That last pic is from the car while waiting for traffic
to start up. I couldn't wait so I plowed across the median and drove back a few miles to an exit and
took the secondary two lane blacktop a good way home. Still no idea what that was all about, but
sadly we arrived home to find that there was a police shooting of an unarmed citizen that sparked
some fairly serious looting and riots in Ferguson / Delwood, only about 5 miles from home. Scary,
Sad and Somewhat Embarrassing.