I don’t want to jinx it, but the weather here so far has been pretty tolerable. For the past 5 years it has been sweltering, 90 degree+ weather with 90% humidity and this time well it’s in the 80’s and ½ the humidity.
Thursday, we headed around 100 mi south on 127 to Russell Springs with about 10 stops between. One of the first stops was a new location at the convention center right outside of Lawrenceburg- never stopped there before and I am so happy that we did! Totally unassuming, most of the action is indoors- where I thought it might be a little expensive (being indoors/aircon) but the prices were fantastic! I snagged a luggage set and Gustavo scored on a few commemorative bourbon decanters (he started collecting last year and is now in full-swing search mode).
Unfortunately, that was the highlight of Day 1. Most of our usual stops seemed to have fewer vendors than the year before. I am not sure if that is because it was Thursday, maybe some vendors where waiting until the weekend?
Later that night I made friends with Sandie from Ohio who was staying at the same motel as us and while having Boone’s and champs from the liquor store a few counties north (see note below), we talked about the shortage of vendors. Perhaps in the age of Etsy, ebay, easy to build websites, paypal and who knows what else…maybe hauling all of your stuff in the crazy heat to sit for a weekend is not worth it anymore? it is worth it to us so i hope this is just a timing thing.
scores of the day: luggage set, red cart for a bar, a few pyrex pieces, several bar and drinking glass sets and juice jars.
NOTE: if you like to have a cocktail or beer after the long day in the sun junking, make sure you buy your necessary beverages in Danville (liquor mart off 127, near mexi restaurant Guadalajara- Rick Dees I guess buys there frequently) because Russell Springs is bone dry!