Another glorious morning! We had a very quiet trail head last night. I slept 8 straight hours. Man did that feel good. After about a half hour I crossed over into Virginia on my drive this morning.
My plan for the day was to check out Abingdon. I had done some research and there were a number of antique stores there. I love towns like Abingdon. The streets are wide, parallel parking, and almost all the antique stores are on the same block. It made for a quicker trip this morning.
Before I checked out the antique stores I visited a candy store. Besides candy they also sold some gellato. They had a lot of the old style candy that you seem to only find in a place like this. I found a cute Pez dispenser for Violet.
As usual, I enjoyed my walks through the stores. In one a vendor was selling real Confederate money. I study that for a long time, but the pricing was too much for me, though I’m sure it was reasonably priced.
We have been streaming a lot of our shows while we’ve been on this trip. Maytag is an advertiser that I see frequently when watching those shows. I guess they are right when they mention Maytag dependability.
I couldn’t believe how realistic the artist made this piece.
This is the best one of these type coolers that I have ever seen. It would be perfect at the front of a family style restaurant. Only $2,750!
I had to smile when I saw this old transistor radio. I remember how incredible we thought it was when you could actually walk around and listen to the radio. I also remember that they had a lot of static.
Collecting soda bottles is a big hobby. Even vendors that have a booth full of furniture will typically have a few soda bottles for sale as well.
One collecting hobby I really don’t understand is match books. They do record a time in history. It would take a while to go through this tub to find something in particular you were seeking.
I guess pop bottle caps are similar to collecting the bottles, but I would think those would be much harder to find since people typically just through those away.
I thought $395 was a little much for this thermometer even though it was in excellent condition.
When I was leaving Abingdon to head to Damascus to meet up with Janet, I came across a seller of classic cars. Of course I had to stop. Unfortunately the place was closed, so I put a few nose prints on the windows as I was ogling the cars. They all looked to be in pristine condition.
Our plan was to spend the night at a trail head near Damascus, but when we got there we saw a sign that said it was closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. So we headed up the road hoping to find another spot that would work. We came across a hand painted sign reading “Sarge’s Pay Lake and Campground”. Why not take a shot we thought. It turned out to be a great idea. The owner just retired after 19 years in the Army and he is an avid fisherman. His dream was to have his own fishing lake and campground. I would say that it would be more accurately described as a pond. It might be 1 acre in size. There were a lot of trout in the “lake”. The supposed RV sites are really flat spaces with a picnic table. They do have 110 volt plug-ins, but no water or sewage. In their favor is free wi-fi that actually works. For the mere price of $20 we have a place to spend the night that we are sharing with a Boy Scout troop.