IN CASE ANYONE HAS BEEN WONDERING HOW SPENCER AND FROGGI HAVE BEEN DOING I’M HAPPY TO SAY THEY HAVE NOW MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AND TAKEN UP RESIDENCE IN OUR NEWLY RENOVATED BED AND STORAGE ROOM:))
All 3 of us headed out the door this morning and piled into the Jeep heading for A&W in Goderich plus destinations beyond. We had our bacon and egg breakfast coupons with us. Well one of us did anyway and it wasn’t absent minded me. I ended up having to pay full price for my breakfast and had to borrow the money from Kelly to do so. She keeps me on a very strict weekly allowance:((
AWHILE BACK I RE-CONFIGURED THE JEEP BY PUTTING THE REAR SEAT DOWN WHICH NOW GIVES PHEEBS MORE ROOM BACK THERE….EASIER TO LOAD IN A RHINOSAUCEROUS TOO IF WE SHOULD HAPPEN TO COME ACROSS ONE
CAMERA TRIPOD AND WINDBREAKER ON RIGHT WITH MY CAMERA BAG, A COUPLE BLANKETS, WORK GLOVES, BASEBALL CAP WITH A LIGHT ON THE VISOR AND A COVERED PLASTIC BIN WITH A QUART OF OIL, JUMPER CABLES, A TOWING STRAP, HUNTING KNIFE, FIRST AID KIT AND HALF A DOZEN OTHER USEFUL ITEMS I HAVE LONG AGO FORGOTTEN ABOUT
From A&W we hopped over across to Walmart to pick up some prescriptions at the Pharmacy and were soon headed north out of Goderich. Stopped to look at a couple properties for sale then headed another few miles up highway 21 to a place we were at last summer looking for a small table to put in the Motorhome. Lakeside Flea and Farmer's Market This place is ‘HUGE’!!
LAKESIDE FLEA MARKET BARN
SPOTTED THIS NEAT PAINTING ON THE SIDE OF AN OLD TRUCK TRAILER
LOTS OF MOST EVERYTHING FOR SALE HERE BUT THE REAL MYSTERIES FOR ME ARE INSIDE THE BIG BARN ITSELF
A bit hard to describe the Lakeside Flea Market except to say imagine one of the largest farm barns you can stacked from floor to rafters with thousands and thousands and thousands of just about everything you can think of with the majority of stuff dating well back into yesteryear. And everything is for sale. And ‘WOW’ talk about stuff!!
HERE’S MY IDEA OF A ‘SELFIE’
Both times we have been here there have not been any people around and for me that is one of the things I love best about this place. There is an eerily stony silence here as one wanders the narrow isles surrounded by so many objects of one’s past. It’s like I am suspended in time and wandering through a stuffy old museum with all it’s secrets quietly watching me pass by. As I made my way through, around and sometimes almost over objects I felt an ominous presence and thought to myself as I looked around corners that I might just see a pale ghost gliding soundlessly through one of the long dusty dim lit isles. If there are such things as ghosts I’m thinking this would be a fine place for them to hang out with all the old memories stumbling about everywhere.
HEY IF THAT’S A GHOST DOWN THERE THEN SHE MUST HAVE JUST GOT A HAIRCUT A WEEK AGO OR SO…..KEEP A SHARP EYE FOR YOU MAY SEE THIS LITTLE KELLY GHOST A FEW MORE TIMES BEFORE WE GET OUT OF HERE…..IF WE DON’T GET LOST THAT IS
THIS PLACE EVEN SMELLS OLD AND REMINDED ME OF THE ‘BIRDCAGE THEATRE IN TOMBSTONE ARIZONA
OLD MILK BOTTLES
SO THIS IS WHERE ARNOLD PALMERS OLD GOLF CLUBS ENDED UP
DID YOU SEE THE GHOST??
Is this place junky one might ask and my answer to that it all depends on what one thinks of as junk. If your a Costco fanatic then this place may not be your cup of tea but if you are an antique hunter and have the interest and time to spend then this is the place for you where for sure there are hidden gems and treasures to find. There is so much stuff in this big barn I’ll bet even the owner has long forgotten just what is all actually here.
THIS SECTION NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Now I am neither a big box store shopper or an antique buff and my reasons for liking this place are probably far different than the majority of folks coming here. I didn’t look at prices on things today and had no interest in buying anything. No, for me this place has character, a slow ghostly pulse if you will. it has a feeling, a vibe, an arousing of senses, mystery, and an overall dark unknown about it.
HOPE YOU DON’T THINK I’M HAVING A BIG EGO FIT HERE BUT THIS IS MY SECOND ‘SELFIE’ AND I’M EVEN WAVING
KELLY BOUGHT A YELLOW BOWL MADE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK AND HERE SHE IS DICKERING ON THE PRICE….I ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO BE WELL OUT OF EAR SHOT WHEN THE DICKEING STUFF STARTS
When I climbed the wide metal stairs to the barns second floor and stood looking about I thought to myself I bet there have been people come up here who were swallowed up, lost forever and never been seen or heard from ever again. I also thought with all the dark corners and stacks and piles of things that there may very well be hidden passages amongst all these relics of the past just waiting for someone to come and unlock all the mysteries. What a scarily great place for kids to play and I would have loved to wiggle and crawl around looking for even more dark corners. I’m guessing an overnight stay here could be very unnerving to say the least but nothing to fear but fear itself so they say.
We were home again just after lunch and spent some time outside again. Oh how wonderfully refreshing it has been with these cooler temperatures and so much so that I have been able to take Pheebs out for afternoon walks two days in a row. Even took my clippers along and did a bunch of trail maintenance Friday. No mugginess, no sticky sweats and no bugs. If I had my way I would put a lock on these temperatures from now right into Fall. So much healthier with night time temps in the mid to upper 50’s and daytime temps in the low 70’s. Almost makes me want to jump up and dance a jig:))
Just when I thought all those spammers had finally given up and cleared out of our Shout Box they were back in full force Thursday night and Friday morning. I had to delete 17 of them. If you see a comment in the Shout Box and the person’s name has a line under it don’t click on it. I’m not saying bad things will happen to you but it’s their way of luring you to their site where they are probably selling something. Another sure fire way to detect spammers is the poor and broken English. Also if the comment is full of over the top flattery or gushy praise don’t let your Ego fool you into thinking their gushiness is all true:))
AND YES THAT IS EVEN A HULA HOOP UNDER THE WINDOW
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two men were digging a ditch on a very hot day. One said to the other, 'Why are we down in this hole digging a ditch when our boss is standing up there in the shade of a tree?' 'I don't know,' responded the other. 'I'll ask him.' So he climbed out of the hole and went to his boss. 'Why are we digging in the hot sun and you're standing in the shade?'
'Intelligence,' the boss said. 'What do you mean, ‘intelligence'?' The boss said, 'Well, I'll show you. I'll put my hand on this tree and I want you to hit it with your shovel as hard as you can.' The ditch digger took a mighty swing and tried to hit the boss' hand. The boss removed his hand and the ditch digger hit the tree. The boss said, 'That's intelligence!' The ditch digger climbed back down to his hole. His friend asked, 'What did he say?' 'He said we are down here because of intelligence.' 'What's intelligence?' said the friend. The ditch digger put his hand on his face and said, 'Take your shovel and hit my hand.'
Three guys, a Polish guy, a Jewish guy and an Italian guy sign up for the police academy. The Jewish guy goes in first and the Captain says to him, "We have to ask you one question before we admit you in to the academy, Who killed Jesus?" The Jewish guy says "The Romans did it." The Captain says, "Right, you're admitted." The Italian guy goes in next. The Captain asks him the same thing. "We have to ask you one question first before you're admitted to the Police Academy. Who killed Jesus?" The Italian guy says "The Romans did it." The Captain says, "Right, you're admitted." The Polish guy goes in and the Captain repeats the question. The Polish guy says "Gee, I don't know." The Captain tells him to go home and think about it for a week and come back and tell him. The Polish guy goes home and his wife asked him how his first day went at the academy, and he says to her, "You won't believe it! My first day on the job and they assigned me to a murder case!"