This was probably the most unusual item we saw while out and about:
Did we get some junk? Some might think so, but you know what they say,"One man's junk is another man's treasure" (Incidentally, I looked up the meaning of "junk in the trunk" just to make sure it didn't have some obscene meaning I wasn't aware of ... you never know with slang ... and one of the definitions was "one man's junk is another man's treasure" ... too funny!)
Here's a some of the "treasures" we collected along the way ...
- 2 toy horses
- a Barbie doll ... free
- 4 children's Christmas books ... for my ever growing collection
- 1 pretty pinkalicious princess dress (actually a circa 1980' prom dress)
- several car emblems/hood ornaments including a prized Mustang ... for Boy Wonder's bedroom walls
- a baby doll
- a sundress
- a Little Mermaid DVD ... only 25 cents!!!
- a cabinet for the bathroom (blog post and before/after pics coming soon)
- a dresser top hutch (for another project I'll blog about later)
- 2 free toy trucks
- 1 free "Lurkey the Turkey" Beanie Baby ... people use to pay top dollar for those, now they're giving them away!
- a Pyrex pie plate (the brood says it's time to bring back Friday Pie Day)
- several Matchbox cars
- a beautiful sterling silver & ruby ring ... free because the shop owner thought the Munchkin had a pretty smile
- several vintage pillowcases at a price I couldn't refuse ... $1.00 for the lot
- a Phil Collins CD ... needed some tunes for the ride:)
We treated the older chicklets to a few runs down a big slide we passed along the way. I remember going to the one at our local mall when I was a wee one. It's gone now except for the memories. This stop was a definite highlight of the trip for the chicklets.
I am sure we spent more on gas then we did on our loot, but it was worth it. It was such a lovely drive. The chance to score some "treasure", forget about our "to-do lists" for a while and just enjoy the adventure made it an ideal way to spend a day.
Forever is composed of nows.