The drive to Canton would be about 4 hours so we left Saturday morning around 6:15 a.m. and skipped breakfast so we could make good time. Totally kidding. Of course we didn't skip breakfast! We went straight to Dunkin Donuts because, as the former employee, Sara, reminded us, America does run on Dunkin. So, we all ordered way more donuts/breakfast items than we needed and began the drive.
We pulled up to what looked like tons of people and tons of tents/pavilions and tons of things to buy. We parked and began shopping. Oh, the things we found! Jack-o-lanterns, wrapping paper, halloween cats, wicker basket things, reindeer, cards... It sounds like a bunch of boring stuff, but it's everything that you would want to buy normally, but way cheaper! We finished one pavilion and decided we were hungry. There was a table for 3 waiting just for us in a quaint cafe/bakery. We opened the menu and started off our meals with dr peppers and fried pickles. I had never had fried pickles, but Reese insisted. I'm glad she did. They were a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I texted Colt and told him what I was eating and he replied with, "gross." Meh, that's just what we do when we get together. Eat.
In the midst of our meal, we realized we had, in fact, not been at THE Canton flea market. We drove a bit and found... it. Yes, this was much bigger than the other place. We shopped til we dropped. The best thing about going shopping with Reese and Sara is that we all convince each other that we NEED these things. "Should I get this? I mean, I don't really know where I'd put it." "Yes! You have to! Oh, you have wall space. You'll find a place!" And.. that's how it's done. No, we are not flippant with our money, people. This is just something funny about us. We're at a flea market for goodness sake. Don't judge.
However, one thing that I will judge is this: young women (I'm talking ages 28-45) who were in great shape and capable of walking were driving around in those little motor shopping cart things. Weird.
Our first day of shopping ended with an abrupt gust of wind and a lot of rain. We happened to be in an area where the walls were filled with breakable things and all around were piles of junk. Things began to fly off the walls, things were breaking... it was scary. Reese quickly removed herself from those areas saying, "It's not my fault... it's not my fault." We thought we should probably head out. We ended the night with a mexican restaurant where a bowl of queso is equivalent to a cup of queso, which was ridiculous... but we still paid for it. After that, blizzards at DQ and a documentary about Oklahoma's May 3rd tornadoes. Perfect end to a great day.
We woke up Sunday, finished shopping, and headed back to OKC. Reese, Sara, roadtrips, food, and thrifty finds are the perfect combination to make a wonderful trip!
Pictures coming soon...