Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rockford Flea Market

It's such a beautiful day today, we decided it was past time to go outside for a bit.  All we needed to do was decide where to go.

Owen Sound's various websites are no good to us as they are down right now, damn those "Jacobins" (where's all that porn we were promised anyway?), so finding events is tricky at best.  Not many places of interest open on a Sunday either.

Then a brainwave - we've never been to Rockford Flea Market!

Man, this place is packed with junk!  Plates, vinyl, books, cassettes (if you don't know what these are, and why you need a pen too, I hate you for being young), crystal, tables, hockey cards, cups, "antiques" (allegedly), oil lanterns, rusty old tools, old people, smelly carpet, coins ...

... *gasp* ...

... puzzles without any pieces missing (yeah, right), board games, poker chips, mirrors, chairs, jackets, model airplanes ... I could go on, but I'm sure you get the idea.

It was pretty cool, but a lot of the prices were too high for a flea market frankly.  There was a lot of haggling going on, most of it fairly good-natured, so I'm sure you could get a pretty good deal if you really tried.

Next time we have some cash and need some stuff for our home, I think we'll be going back there.  They had some really unusual things that I wouldn't mind having, just not right now.  So we left empty-handed.  This time.

Finally, on this day in 1763, France ended the seven-year French and Indian war by signing the Treaty of Paris and ceding Canada to the British.  So now you know.

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