I suppose you are curious about the adventure I chose for my birthday?
Highway 38 between Grand Rapids and Effie Minnesota was the route for 47 miles of garage sales. It was advertised as “Sales are great along Hwy 38!” From what I understand it is an annual event the third weekend in September.
Far Guy, Chance and I took off on Friday morning. We headed to Bovey MN. They have a cute little antique shop/cafe there called Annabellas. We looked around and had chili and cornbread for lunch.
The picture Grace was taken in Bovey Minnesota at the Enstrom Studio. It is the official photo of the State of Minnesota.
From there we tried to find a couple more antique shops only to discover that they were closed. We stopped by the Proven Winners Trial Gardens at U of MN Grand Rapids…more on that another day…there were Mum trials and Hydrangea trials!!
We headed to Highway 38 for the rest of the afternoon, we got a taste of the garage sales, I purchased some old photographs…imagine that…some marbles..imagine that…and even some dice!
Chance was unsure about the motel and he was thankful that there was no elevator…he doesn’t like them. There was a nice grassy area for us to play ball. He is usually a real good boy…but then there was a knock on the door…it was some of his favorite people. Andy, Jen and the boys…so he barked a couple of times. Andy took him for a run!
Saturday we garage saled all day long…the boys had a mission to purchase items that they could use to build robots…they found some real cool “stuff.” We had lunch in Marcel MN and trudged along all the way to Effie ( some garage sale goers don’t make it that far). We did it! There were hundreds of sales…some off of Hwy 38. I wish we had counted how many we stopped at…some sales were in clearings with many many sellers.
Oh and at one of the sales a fellow gave me a box of Shiny Brites!! I also got a real good start on collecting glass for the new glass flowers I will make next spring. I also picked up another blue bowl…Far Guys Mom always used to whip cream in hers…so now I have two.
Pyrex made a set of nesting mixing bowls in the 1950’s. The bowls were yellow, green, red and blue. I had a complete set…one day a shelf came down in the laundry room…you guessed it my set of bowls was on the shelf. So now I have Far Guy’s Moms blue bowl and a 50 cent garage sale bowl. Eventually I will find the complete set again…just like I found the first set..at garage sales. Some times it is all about the excitement of the hunt!
It was a fun day…we got lots of walking in…and played musical vehicles…so we could visit with everyone. We headed home a different route after the 47 miles…it was a great adventure!
For my birthday I got those Pentel Automatic Pencils I really really like to use from Far Guy and Chance! Along with garage sale $.