Thursday, August 16, 2012

127 Trip South

Hey everyone, as Tattered Tiques gets ready today for yet another road trip, I thought I'd share pictures of our last one. We started this trip in Northwestern Ohio, and headed down south to Kentucky, following Route 127 the entire way.  The trip is called The World's Longest Yard Sale.  It was filled with tons of yard sales, mini flea markets, large flea markets, horse farms, old towns, and a plethora of antiques.

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Its hard to get lost (even though we did at least once) when you can follow one road for hundreds of miles!  Makes it pretty easy.

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This was the other sign we looked for quite frequently, as we often do on our road trips.  DQ keeps us cool, and happy!

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Isn't she the sweetest?

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What we saw most of was really cool antique signs.  There we so many of them to choose from.  A bit out of our price range though.

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Isn't she wonderful?  My brother has this same one.  Lucky guy.

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Theater seating anyone?

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We loved this idea.  This was from a vendor which we visit everytime we do this trip.  She had some cute stuff this year.

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I loved everything about this house.  It reminded me of a home you would find in France.

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This was the front door, dilapidated and worn, but perfect.

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Old homes, old buildings, old towns.  I can't get enough of them.  It's actually what I enjoy most about this trip, not the antiquing, if you can believe that.

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Every, old town, old building, old door, is brimming with history.  My favorite towns on this trip were in Kentucky.  Towns like, Lexington, Danville, Harrodsburg to name a few.  They are filled with historical buildings, georgeos horse farms, tobacco fields and more.

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This isn't a great picture, but you get the idea.

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The tobacco fields were beautiful!

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They had georgeos color.

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This picture was taken in the town we ran out of gas in.  It was brutal!  We didn't realize we were running out till we were just out of town.  It was a 25 minute walk each way back to town and then back to the car in 92 degree heat.  It sucked!  I vow never to run out of gas again.  I can't believe it actually happened.  Three women in a car and they run out of gas.  How does that happen?  It threw off our whole day after that!

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A rude reminder of how stupid we were earlier in our trip.

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We loved all the barn quilts we saw on all the old barns.

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We liked the one on the right so much, it came home with us.

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So did some of these.

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Found this old guy at a flea market.  He's adorable.

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We went crazy for the tobacco baskets.  Anne and I each got one, and brought a few home for you as well.

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This was a clever use of the old pop crates.  Very cool!

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While in Lexington, we stayed at the historic Crowne Plaza Hotel.  It was really nice.  The rooms were decorated with beautiful horse pictures, super comfy bedding, and the outside was the epitomy of southern style.

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Well, there you have it.  All in all, the 4 day trip didn't turn up all that much for us to bring home.  We did have a lot of fun though, as always, and I learned a valuble lesson.  Always, always check your gas.  Especially when you will be traveling on back country roads!  You never know when the next gas station will come along.

Hundreds of miles from home...cost of hotels, $375, cost of trips to Dairy Queen each day, $12, cost of gas for three days trip, hundreds of dollars, cost of goods, hundreds more dollars, cost of the lesson you learn after taking a walk down the highway with your 60 year old mom and pregnant sister after running out of gas, priceless!

Ok, now it's 5:11 on Thursday, and I'm supposed to be leaving for our next adventure in 45 minutes, Oronoco MN.  Still have to shower and pack (and my house is a mess), will I ever learn?  No!

Hope to see you next week.  We will hopefully have lots of great stuff to share.  We will be open August 23rd, 24th and 25th.  Back to shool week, I know, but if you snooze you loose!

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