Okay, I know it sounds silly...but one of the things I miss the most about the mountains is that there are no garage sales. They only exist on Labor Day weekend and Memorial Day weekend, and since those are two of Ben's busiest weekends....(when is it not Ben's busiest time????) I can't go unless I attempt it by myself, which is not smart with two small kids, a big 'ol belly, and a car wider than most mountain roads. So, one of the things at the top of my list for what to do while I'm visiting...Garage Sales!!! Mom and I mapped out our route, including ending at McDonald's because we like their coffee. So, we headed out, and the first stop had some children's books. I hop out, start looking...and the friendly lady ends up telling me to take as many of the books as I want, to save her the trouble of sitting out in the sun!! Score= 8 children's books, including The Very Busy Spider and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
After some driving around, we get to another stop and see a bunch of small kids toys and other things...
Score= elbow and knee pads for both kids, a Medela double breast pump for $20 (I have all my own attachments in case you were wondering), a helmet for Caleb that's a little big but will fit him soon, and two motorcycles which literally entertained Caleb for the rest of the day.
And the last stop before McDonald's:
Score= a scooter for Emma ($1!!!), a scooter intended for Caleb ($3) but which he probably won't be able to ride, and a Dora ball.
I love treasure hunting!!!