The town of Avon (not to be confused with Avon lake) had a city-wide garage sale today. John and I were out and about early this morning to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures.
Our first stop was the French Creek section of Avon where a few years ago there were dozens of antique shops. Now there are just a handful. On the grounds of several were tents and booths set up with good old stuff. We had a great time looking through the goods, but the only thing we bought was an old oak toolbox that caught John's fancy. I guess it really doesn't matter that he already has purchased and restored several already. The row of his toolboxes looks great in his workshop.
After walking around the antique type "garage" sales, we started looking at the residential garage sales. There were many on each block which imparted a party feeling to the whole day with lots of walkers everywhere. We would park and walk down a few blocks stopping at each sale. Soon we realized that 99% of the newer homes were only selling baby accessories and kids clothing. Not for us. So we went exploring, looking for the older homes where years of accumulated junk might afford us something cool. We went down a street that we had passed a zillion times, but never ventured onto. It was one of the original streets from over 100 years ago. Regular readers know how I love old houses and old towns. We found a maze of narrow streets all featuring gracious yards with majestic old homes on them.
After spending hours walking in the ever increasing heat and humidity, we decided we wanted lunch. We hadn't been to Five Guys in months and months, so off we went. What is with Five Guys? They have great hamburgers, if you order the small one which is huge. We always split a small order of fries which half is more than either of us should eat. Too bad Five Guys doesn't serve up a big portion of self control.
We are looking forward to hosting Teesha and Tracy Moore's workshops in a few weeks. Their classes are sold out, but we still have room in all the remaining workshops. Go have a look at the descriptions here and sign up today!