Day 3: Surviving the GMC OnStar Hidden Treasure Adventure

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.

Brooke bubble wrapping a mantle and Connie helping load furniture.

#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:

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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.

 

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Comments

  1. It looks like you gals had a great time as well as helping others. I would have bought the pulleys and a jar of marbles. Thanks for sharing your good time with us. I loved all the pictures too!

  2. How fun! I want to go next year!

  3. Cows rock. That’s all I gotta say about that! :) (too funny! this post is great!)

    Donna

  4. You girls look like you are having such a great time! Loved your video. Cheers :D

  5. lol! I didn’t even think about the challenge being to get to the destination on time and passing things by. That would be so difficult! Great pictures, loved the video, Brittany! Looks like so much fun and so many great treasures! Heaven!

  6. My goodness! That seems like it was quite an excursion, but probably very worth it!

  7. Bet y’all had a great time. That would be so fun but really hard to pass by things. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing yall’s adventure.

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