Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nebraska Junk Jaunt 2009

Starting Friday my 11 year old daughter and I are heading to the Junk Jaunt, an annual 300 mile yard sale running north/south through central Nebraska.
I have never been, but am very intrigued.

We are 'roughing it'. We have a tent, taking the pickup and my husband even rounded up a trailer for me to take (I was very surprised!).

Have any of you ever done one of the excursions?

We will be gone for 3 days and I'm trying to think of what we need to pack besides COMFY walking shoes, bubble wrap and money!

I'd love to hear your stories and suggestions. I hope to bring you many tales of fun when we return!


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a blast! Never done one of those. I would say plenty of water. Extra blanket. Extra food. Just in case. You never know what the weather can do. First aid kit also!!

Angela said...

I am so jealous! Wish I was going with you guys. Have fun and get some good stuff!

Cindy said...

My husband and I went on the Junk Jaunt Last year! This year, he's holding down the fort and I'm going with my girlfriend. We're meeting another friend who owns a 2nd home in Burwell...we'll sleep there on Friday night. Another friend from Las Vegas will be there with her sister in laws and mom...we'll meet her along the way. We bring a cooler with beverages and picnic stuff. We like to happen upon a small town park and picnic there. You are going to have so much fun! I'll try and post my photos from last year on my blog this week.

DaisyToad said...

My husband just reminded me to pack extra toilet paper!

Cindy said...

We're bringing a few empty laundry baskets & stack of newspaper for breakables to sit in the back seat of the truck.
Also, bottle of hand sanitizer and a container of baby wet wipes. Lots of bottled water and plastic grocery bags for garbage.
Another reason for the cooler is if we buy any brats or cheeses.
I've posted a few pictures on my blog from the 2009 Nebraska Junk Jaunt. I will miss having my calm quiet good driving husband with me though.

DaisyToad said...

Cindy, I'm going to check out your blog! We are bringing a tent and a couple coolers and good walking shoes! Do you recommend a good place to start?

DaisyToad said...

Sherry, the weather yes, especially in Nebraska!

Angela, its not to late, head on up here and come along...I won't even make you ride in the trailer, although the tent my be a tight fit!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That sounds like a GREAT time. Love your pioneer, junkin' spirit! LOL, yep, you DO need to remember the TP!
Have a great time and take pics!
Love your blog, consider me a follower.
All the best,

Sandy's Fancy Pants Antiques and Collectibles said...

Definitely toilet tissue. Never go anywhere where there is lots of people without your own. In your pockets, car etc.

Jill said...

You're going for the whole 3 days?! Good for you! I hope your 11 y/o is up for it! I get to go Fri. only but one day is better than none.

Jill said...

By the way, I googled nebraska junk jaunt and your blog was there!

DaisyToad said...

Wow Jill really? I'm glad you get to hit it at least one day, yes I'm going all THREE days! I told hubby that I needed to start thinking of this as more of a job than a hobby! But I have to do so much prep work before I leave and then when I get back.....well it'll take me another week to catch up!

DaisyToad said...

Anne, stay tuned I hope to have several blog post regarding this adventure!