In which we get up before the chickens to score some killer tack deals
It's pretty rare to see me moving around this early (except on a ride day, obviously)
|Early breakfast at Denny's. Not great food but at least it's cheap.|
I think Duana is still asleep, though.
|Bundled in layers, covered in a blanket and huddled together. |
We stayed pretty warm.
We were in line at the Fairgrounds by 7am. Why so early? Well...
|The line lapped all the way around the building--|
a full size fairground arena.
...this sale is a very popular event! While we were waiting in line, we took turns spelling each other for breaks of a business nature.
|We sold NINE copies of Endurance 101 to the King County Library System,|
and they wanted their copies autographed.
|If you want YOUR local library to carry Endurance 101, send me a message|
and I'll send you the details.
as we waited for the line to move towards the Ultimate Goal:
|The line is moving at last!|
an arena Full. Of. Cheap. Tack.
|Oh, the humanity!|
If you're thinking "Filene's Basement Sale," you're close.
|The blanket table was very popular. |
Duana got a fleece cooler for Hana for $5
Patty and Sirie scored loot there as well.
"High Tide Feeding Frenzy" is a little bit closer, though. And yet, some items remained untouched.
|I've gotta send this to Tacky Tack of the Day for their|
"Scary Pink Saddle of the Week" feature.
I got some AWESOME bargains, including some new tack for Santa Jim's new horse, whenever he gets one. He hasn't even started shopping yet, but I wasn't going to bypass these brand-new rope halters in candycane colors!
|OOooh, and purple half-chaps, too! |
And some new cowboy shirts, and a purple dressage pad,...
|Monica's elegant hunt coat|
|Kiki found a size 5 easyboot!|
When we were all done, we crammed it all into the boot of the other Mini
|"Bonnet-to-boot" cargo transfer|
and went for lunch.
Because life is GOOD. That's why.