Sunday, July 25, 2010
Far Guys Hobby: Lionel Trains
Yesterday we were on one of those missions. Going to a train show.. Going to buy some cool cars for the train..choo choo! Far Guy was so excited he could hardly sleep. He has been looking forward to this sale ever since the last train sale way last spring. All the way over there, he said "I hope that this is not a waste of time." All the way over there I am looking for Antique Shops and Garage sale signs, because after the train show I get to shop!! I was disappointed because there were not many shops along the back roads that we took. We are going to have to take a different route home if I am going to get any shopping in today. We didn't get lost or anything, and traffic was reasonable. Our mission was clear "The Helicopter Car" should be located and purchased. We walked into the building and paid our 3 dollars each for a ticket and ten minutes later we walked back out...empty handed. Far Guy was so disgusted, and dissapointed..we drove almost two hours for that? He said "Well lets hit some Antique Shops." So one by one we hit some new to us Antique Shops and some great little garage sales along Hwy 371. One place was one of those hoarders..as there were only pathways..and one room led to the next..Far Guy kept walking..when the floor got real spongy under my feet I began to get claustrophobic..and retreated to the front door..I have never been in such a place in my entire life. No Trains..no old photos..but they did have a tame striped gopher that ate bird seed under the counter. Then I hit a nice jackpot with old photos..and low and behold the next Antique Shop had two boxes of train "stuff" ..Far Guy bought them both. I asked him how many cars were in the boxes.."Oh a couple, I didn't dig all the way through them." It was a fun day, Chance had a good time watching for cows and barking at other dogs, we walked him several times throughout the day.
All the way home Far Guy speculated " What could possibly be in the boxes? " All the way home I am hoping that he won't be disappointed. I asked him "What if the old Desoto Car that you really want is at the bottom of that box..or the Helicopter Car?" He said he would be so excited that he would wet himself. I am going to have my camera ready!