Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just In Case

Seriously, if your reading this and you didn’t already know that this

Saturday, July 30th is the

Barn House Flea Market


You should leave a comment and let me know how you missed hearing.

I am so beyond excited,

I’m thinking about bringing a paper sack (in case I hyperventilate). 


Here is where you can check out last years show.

I’m doing my very best to be organized…


Once I get there I am so…  

shall we say “over stimulated”

I just want to enjoy the moment (s)

If you haven’t ever been to this event, all I can say is…


Although there will be twice as much on site parking,

with an “on-site” police officer

and nearly a dozen parking attendants to help control any parking issues.

The weather is predicted for a perfect 82 degrees

with just the right amount of



I have a little mantra I keep repeating…

“Idle down turbo”

Now where did I put that paper bag????

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Getting Started

So I had this great idea… Which is where it usually gets complicated, you’d think when I have these “great ideas” everyone would run.


  Nope, I gathered a group, my sister Terri, her youngest son,




My youngest son,



Naturally we included Dave (the driver)


Oh yes and we brought the girls,



she is very nervous… she’s half French (Poodle) and half Golden Retriever

Scarredey Cat.

Sweet Pea




Sophie can relax, Sweet Pea has everything under control.

The plan was to leave home Thursday, and be in Sacramento Sunday morning for the Flea Market. It’s only an 8 hour drive for most people…

All going according to plan


Breakfast here Friday morning.

Then fun in Ashland, on to Redding and that’s where the trip veers from the plan..

You guessed it, the newly remodeled Dumbo (the rv) towed to the garage…

If you’ve never been to Redding, California in July,

then I’m just saying, you might want to save the experience for a cooler month.

If your wondering how long the holding tank lasts in an rv, with 5 people, not long enough…

Luckily we were pulling the little pickup behind Dumbo, so we were able to “get away”.

If your wondering how 5 people and 2 dogs might fit in a little pickup…

There is a reason they call it a circus train…


Hmmm, well all fixed and ready to roll! 

We made it to Sacramento, but sadly we missed the Flea Market.

Not to worry, I’ve got a great idea…