LONGEST YARD SALE TRIP. AUGUST 4-8, 2010
Gadsden , Al. Got back from the World's Longest and Hottest Yard Sale. 8 1/2 hour drive to
Gadsden ,Al. Stayed three night there and used as our base camp. We realized as soon as we got there,
the time changed! We had an extra hour! Erin and I threw our stuff in the room and away we went to hunt
treasures on Lookout Mountain Parkway. Yes we did find allot late afternoon on Thursday!. Headed out again
about 8:00 on Friday. It took us 7 hours to go 15 miles! We shopped until we passed out! ( I got sick on
Friday, Erin got sick on Sat.-- Heat)Found a Fire station 1/2 way that was serving food and drinks,
air-conditioning and a restroom! What more could we want! Nice people along the way, but so hot,( 103
degrees with heat index at 123) people were all just wanting to get cool as us! A huge storm and tornados
moved into the Crossroads in Cherokee county just as we got there. We looked fast in the rain and wind
and ran back down the mountain to a safer place. Sat. we began about 8:00 am and headed to crossroads
where we left off. This took 1 1/2 hours! Beyond this point was scattered sales and church sales. We did
find some things, but not as much as the days before. We went on to DeSoto State Park and
Lodge/DeSoto Falls/Little River Canyon and looked at the falls and I jumped in the water ( w/ a bathing
suite of course!). Erin did give up her jeans for a pair of shorts.( cooler Upper Parkway only 93 degrees
with a great breeze!) We went down the parkway and hit the places we missed on the way up. Found some
better buys @ this point as many were closing up and not coming back on Sunday. Lots of free stuff on the
side of the road at this time! Got back to Gadsden and went to Noccalula Falls Park. Finally got back to
Downtown and Ate at Jefferson's, a sports bar with lots of good cheap food and cold beer. This day ended
our yard sales about 9 pm! Back on road Sunday with a 8 1/2 hour drive ,yet took a long 1 1/2 hour Outlet
mall and eating break! Erin said she had enough of "Yard sailing" until next year. I was ready to go at
least a few more hours! I think this gave me my fix for about 6 months! The pictures will be posted soon on
the web site.
The perks of the Longest Yard Sale
1. To see a different rural part of our country
2. To find cool stuff
3. To get bargains
4. To have fun with people
5. To realize Florida is not the only "Hot" state!
PS. I contracted an intestinal Parasite... Yes from drinking water where I was not spose to drink. Very sick for several weeks..
Erin weary & hot!
Tired of pictures!
Signs for sale
Weird train for
Lots of old dime
store rides for
& everything for
Get up! Time to shop!
Ate @ Jefferson's sports
bar twice! Downtown
This guy is no
Cars cars and more cars for
! Got out