Well it didn't take me long to get my 2nd and 3rd FREE items today!! Yea for me!! Are you wondering how I'm so darn lucky? I'm going to tell you my secret. I just go up to the vendor and ask how much they want for the item....they just tell me it's " free". It's as easy as that. I don't know why Sue has such a hard time getting free items. Maybe she doesn't smile enough..or use charm..or maybe she didn't use her deodorant... Who knows?
Funny signs we saw today.....
It got sooooo hot we found ourselves suddenly Inside of some sort of ice cream shoppe where we were forced to sample some ice cream for them. It passed our standards.
We were just standing around treasure hunting when all of a sudden, we look up and lo and behold, there right before our eyes is a news crew interviewing important people about the yard sale. Of course he came right over to us and started up a conversation - he asked us questions about the yard sale and then filmed us right then and there. Wow! Can you believe that!! We didn't believe we would really be on t.v. But it was fun anyways. Later on during the day, some people came up and said they recognized us from t.v. - they said we were on the 5:00 news! That's right everyone! We are famous! There were many others who also recognized us. We were having a hard time just walking around without getting bombarded by all of our many fans.
At the end of the day, it finally happened! Sue got her 1st free item ever at the yard sale!! Yea for her!! Let's all give her a great big hand!!
This was a great end to our yard sale / treasure hunt 2010. We found great items. My favorite thing was finding the glasses that match my green plates (although the glasses happen to be clear). Sues favorites thing is the Fenton ruffled edge jelly set with a glass spoon. (sorry no pictures).
We loved coming this year it was fun. We made friends and saw many people from last year that remembered us. As for 2011.....
After leaving chatanooga we drove up Signal Mountain towards the yard sale route. As we came around the bend, lo and behold we saw this house - crazy.
This is my first purchase of the day - "Stretchy the Ostritch" I got him for a mere $1.00. What a great deal.
Sue's first purchase of the day is a 1971 original pillsbury doughboy.
Look who we saw while we were treasure hunting - HGTV filming their segment for the 2010 longest yard sale show. Of course they asked us to be in the show, but we declined because we simply don't have time for their shenanigans because we need to move on to more yard sales and more treasure hunts!
As you all remember last year I received 2 free items and Sue received none. Well, today I received my first free item. That's right. You heard correctly. Cindy my new best friend (sorry Shari) was kind enough to give me my first free item of the week. .....Sue...better luck tomorrow....
If you know Sue then you know that Sue sometimes loses things. Well, today she lost her cell phone. That's right. But, good thing - she remembered very quickly - and found it after about 7 minutes! Hurray! Tomorrow she promises not to lose her phone. And I believe her.
My newest best friend (sorry Shari and Cindy)- I really like her because she let's me do all the talking.
Due to a surprise storm we were FORCED into this establishment...while inside 2 nail technicians massaged our feet and painted our toenails...the things we have to endure while we wait out the stormy Tennessee weather....
Once we endured this Nice nails establishment we were on our way again. Crossville was our destination for the night. We decided to eat at Cracker Barrel. While waiting for our table we noticed the entire porch covered with rockers which we took advantage of (nice). The food at cracker barrel is great - home cooked food - just like at home (except not like at our homes). Sorry Bob and Darren.
Well, here we are again at the longest yard sale in the world at 675 miles! That's right, you read that correctly! 675 miles!! Last year it was only 654 miles but they decided to increase it because it wasn't long enough - people were complaining. So, now it's just right!
Well we certainly hope this year we don't get lost. I've brought a brand NEW GPS that's fool proof.
Well we've got to go... Mile 1 is calling our names.... Check back tomorrow and see what kind of shenanigans we've been up to and what treasures we've found.