Saturday, September 29, 2012

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

If you know us, you know that we are not the early birds that get the worm.  Years of working evening shifts in television have lead to light night habits, which do not include getting up early.  We thank God everyday for giving us a baby who likes to sleep as late as we do!

Yard sellers in the South like to start before the crack of dawn.  At one of Heather's notorious Sandino Drive yard sales, people actually were on the doorstep at 4:30 a.m.!  They start early primarily because it's hotter then H-E-L-L by 8:00 a.m. there.  Up North, things don't usually kick off until about 9:00, which is a little closer to our speed.  When Brett heard about the World's Largest Garage Sale just up the road from us, we had to check it out.  Plus, we were hoping if they were really that big, they might still have something left by the time we rolled in around 2:00 p.m.

They had stuff.  Oh, boy, did they have stuff!

Warrensburg, NY is about an hour North of Clifton Park, just outside of Lake George.  It's a little town of less than 5,000 nestled in the Adirondack Mountains.  Their claim to fame: the World's Largest Garage Sale.  Folks set up shop in their front yards, along the main strip of street and along side the road selling everything from baked goods to antiques to the stuff they just cleaned out of their closets.

We actually started north of town and worked our way towards the epicenter.  We stopped at several "Barn Sales" to check things out.  On the outskirts we found some great deals...including two pairs of shoes and eight pairs of jeans and pants for Colt for only $9!

The sale officially starts on Saturday, but many folks get a jump ahead and open shop on Friday.  Unfortunately, it rained on the day we went!  We saw lots of folks carrying backpacks and pushing carts full of "treasures" down the crowded streets.  Colt thought it was really fun to kick his stroller rain cover!

Traffic in small towns usually isn't an issue...until you add a couple of thousand more people.  We saw police ticketing cars that made up their own parking spots and are pretty sure the tow truck company in town was pretty busy.

 It's man's trash is another man's treasure!  We were presently surprised by our visit to Warrensburg and to the World's Largest Garage Sale and can't wait to hit it again!