Month: June 2016

Hwy. 68 sale

I spent the past couple of days traveling one of Kentucky’s designated “Scenic Byways”.  Highway 68 runs from Maysville through central Kentucky and across the western part of the state.

The “400 mile sale” is held annually along the 68 corridor and while it may not be as famous as the 127 sale it has gained some national attention. I decided that I was going to tackle as much of it as I could this year so I set out with my thirteen year old daughter early Thursday morning. We concentrated on the area between Lexington and Harrodsburg.

Our first stop gave us some of our best finds of the day.


My first purchase was a bundle of the three pieces pictured above. The two gallon oil can is a Gulf product.

I also found this Happy Days lunch box at this location. Thermos included.

 Other finds on Thursday included a really cool birdcage

 and a great wooden reversible game board among other things


I had decided to “divide and conquer”. Living 45 minutes from Highway 68 allowed us to make short day trips rather than traveling and staying overnight in a hotel. Day two found us traveling to Paris Kentucky and heading northeast.

I bought my second birdcage in Millersburg.


It always amazes me when people try to sell filthy items, but my daughter pointed out what may have been the most gross thing I’ve seen while picking. A large trailer was loaded with varies items including a stove and refrigerator. The fridge was turned on its side with food spilling out the partially open door. In 80 degree temps how long do you think it took for that to really smell. I did manage to hang around long enough to buy a turquoise Pyrex baking dish for $1.

While I have not yet photographed all items here are a few other pics of other purchases.

  
  
  
Real shame that the Royal Crown sign had been cut. Still I like what is left.

Overall I’d say it was a successful two days and I enjoyed the time with my girl.

 

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