Editor’s Note: This post is a part of our series on Delilah’s annual trip to the 127 yard sale. We’ll be back next week with DIY projects, recipes, inspiration and business tips. -Nicole S.
The good news: the rain has stopped and everyone was ready to sell!
The bad news: lots of mud, puddles and muck—getting rain boots for the yard sale is a must when it rains…keep them on unless you have a good day of strong sun to dry up the muck.
Day two was a long one. Not as long as last year when our room in Russell Springs was triple booked and we had to drive 1.5 hours to find a place to sleep, but a long one nonetheless. We decided to start a little earlier than usual, we usually head out casually around 9:30, but for some reason, the lack of rain made us excited so we headed out a little after 8:30. And it was worth it because after our first stop in Junction City, we noticed a large screw in one of our tires! Luckily, a tire place was a ten-minute drive away. The gentleman at the tire place said that business goes up during the 127, so mental note: always check your tires!!
After a breakfast and rain boots for the hubs, we set out. There are about seven good stops in this stretch from Danville to Albany where we found lots of deals. The rain probably made vendors worried about losing a day of sales so deal making was definitely on the table. One of our usual stops, the Central Kentucky Agricultural Center was happening, and while shopping for cute bar sets, I noticed a cute produce stand with a variety of heirloom tomatoes. I ended up chatting with Lucy, from San Pedro who wanted to start a farm and ended up in Kentucky with her husband and gifted me a few tomatoes to grow my own—how sweet!
Our last stop was in front of our hotel in Albany, where we bought a few bar sets, decanters and I eyed this cute orange folding table and bench set…still asking the hubs for a “gift” for the day, we’ll see if I get it in the morning! We grabbed dinner a stand called Hunter’s that made delicious BBQ and swamp cabbage that we ate in our room while we relaxed…day three and four are going to be big ones and the car is a little less than half full already!
- The Best Western right before you enter downtown Albany is a nice hotel—clean, quite and right in front of a good stop…strong internet too!
- Albany is dry, meaning that if you want a cold beer or frosty margarita with dinner it’s not going to happen. Not a big deal but just a head’s up.
- Hunters BBQ: located in the booths across the street from the Best Western. Lots of vendors were raving about the brisket and all of their food in general. About five meat choices and seven sides…and a great dinner to take to your room!
- Check your tires regularly, you don’t want to have a flat tire in the middle of nowhere with zero cell reception. Remember you are parking and driving on lawns and peoples property…you never know what’s in the grass.
FINDS OF THE DAY:
- Kitchen knife and a pink champagne glass for my jewelry area.
- Aluminum ice bucket
- These awesome cocktail markers from the 1950’s!
- 1880’s apothecary bottle- AMAZING!!!
- Decanter + cup set with pirates on them
- Tomatoes and peppers grown by Lucy from San Pedro!