No excess baggage allowed!
Having read online that many small cities in Alabama planned to participate in the 127 Connect which was billed as an additional 100 miles of yard sales along Hwy 77 leading you right into Gadsden, Al I decided to check it out. It really didn't take me to much out of my way and my brother who lives in Munford, Al was planning to participate. Not a good decision!! Word hadn't gotten out to the vendors ( or at least not on Thursday morning) there were only 3 vendors from Munford to Gadsden, Al. Said hello to big brother and off we went.
1st Stop Outside Noccalula Falls, Gadsden AL
Here she is complete with her new bowls!!
Lucy actually had 2 chairs!!
Here are some of my favorite pics from the trip.
That last line was major, especially drinking so much H2O to beat the heat.
From the back of the"clean restroom " line. Only a 20 minute wait, so worth it.
Lots of rustic finds and rusty signs!!
In TN, heading N. Bet they still found more to buy before reaching Ohio!
Great way to get inventory for your antique store.
You have to bring your patience and safety skills. Some adults made you want to hold their hands crossing the road!!
Some sales were on farms where the owners had rented out spaces. Some of these had porta potties and food vendors complete with electrical hookups and off road parking.
As we continued to stop during our first day I quickly realized if we didn't stop shopping, we wouldn't make it to Chattanooga before dark. So, we passed up a lot of sales and hit Chattanooga by early evening. After chatting with four ladies who were having breakfast at our hotel the next morning, we hit the road again. They even told us a short cut to take to Signal Mtn, Tn that saved us time and gas. Thanks!!
These were sporting my favorite color. Hard to past them up, but I did.
Loved these window insets.
Beautiful, simple very well made benches.
Some body's garage is just a little bit cleaner. Now there's room for "new" stuff.
Vintage all the way!!
The fog didn't stop us REAL SHOPPERS!!
Not everyone was an early bird. OK you know who gets the worm. Driving by with money in our pockets!
There was a wonderful bonus to this trip. It was the last weekend before my daughter starts her senior year of high school and this trip gave us some quality time together. She didn't even whine about the heat! OK, a little, but no more than I did, it was HOT. Travelling through TN we rode through the Chickumuga Battlefield which is actually in Ft. Oglethrophe, GA., just shy of the TN border. She thought it was so cool to see all the monuments that we had to take pics.
Monuments galore at the Chicumuga Battlefield a National Park in Ft. Oglethrophe, GA.
Who knew we'd get a history lesson thrown in on this trip. Geography too, once she looked at the map to figure out how we ended up back in GA!!
We didn't make it to Crossville, TN on day two. There were a few very good reasons why:
1. It was pouring down rain, major rain in that area by the time we headed that way. Cassie had first day of school on Monday, there would be no time to get her hair done again before then. I told you, major reasons.
2. The car was full. No more room to be found. Well, maybe Cassie's lap.
3. I was out of cash and was determined not to go to an ATM for more. I came home with $2 left. I figured we want to get a sweet tea at McDonalds on the way home.
Well, I have more pics and can't wait to show you the really cool stuff that I bought at the LYS. Head over and check out my friend Shelly's blog: Confetti Style, she and her husband shopped the sale from Frankfort, KY south to Chattanooga, TN. While we saw many of the same things, she saw some cool, totally different sites. Look out LYS, we'll be back next year. And we'll be driving a bigger car, maybe even pulling a trailer behind it!!