On Day 3, despite our best efforts to maximize our time, we ran into a few distractions. Here are a few words of wisdom and things we learned today:
#1 – When you are thrifty and end up filling your GMC Yukon XL after the first day, prepare to rent a trailer.
#2 – (No coincidence with the number of this tip.) Finding acceptable facilities can be a challenging task along the World’s Longest Yard Sale. I ran into a local convenience store to make a pit stop, but was confronted with a “Broken” sign pasted on the bathroom door and a big padlock on it. We had been forewarned that businesses do not look kindly on the 127 sale patrons and would pretend their facilities were broken.
Some businesses were kind enough to have outdoor facilities. In this case, you may notice that the last time it was serviced was: 2009! Ewwwww!
Sometimes you just have to be resourceful, because when you have to go, you have to go!
#3 – Make plans and strategize how you are going to cover 261 miles and shop in 5:30 hours. Then be prepared to have an alternate plan (watch the video to see how hard it was to make any good time along the Rt. 127 sale.
#4 – Load some good tunes onto your iPhone and connect it to your Yukon XL via the USB port. Good tunes = good driving times.
#5 – If you stop to take pictures of cows…
…be prepared to spent another 45 minutes trying to rescue a kitten from a cow pasture.
Donna attempting to rescue a kitten from a cow pasture.
#6 – Indulge in the local cuisine, but be prepared to feel it later.
#7 – Make a fool of yourself by trying on a funny beer can outfit, but don’t be surprised when the foam inside flakes off on your sweat covered skin.
#8 – When you don’t have time to stop and take pictures, roll down the window and let your shutter fly!
#9 – Be prepared to see some creepy things along the 127 sale…some VERY creepy things!
I can’t make that the last photo you will see. How about these primary colored yard sale finds:
Disclosure: I was invited by GMC and OnStar (in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity) to join them on an excursion along the World’s Longest Yardsale. All my travel expenses were paid for. This is not a sponsored post, this is simply a post to update you on my experience. I was not told what to write about. All opinions are my own.