Where are we today ?Gonna be a warm day today but overcast and supposed to rain?
So because it is Saturday and the flea market is open today on the north west corner of Houston, we decided its worth a drive. We do love wandering about flea markets to see what there is to see. Usually cheap entertainment for us.
At 9 am hopped in the car and headed south to Trader's Village Houston a huge fleamarket on 100 acres of land and a couple thousand vendors. Its 47 miles about one hour drive so we were there by 10 am.The drive was good and not too much traffic.
|our trip today|
Arriving at 10 am was pretty quiet most of the vendors were just opening up, must be on Mexican time! No problem thou not a lot of crowds yet and we got to cover a lot of ground over the next couple of hours,
|need clothes? great deals|
|Nice recliners only $60.00|
|great deals on fresh produce too|
|Naranja (oranges) 5 for $1.00|
There was everything you could think of available here, food, appliances, stereos, electronics, toys, rides, beer could make a whole day of it.
|look at these three young cowboys!|
|Slot machines only $75.00|
Looks like a 1957 ford rear end!
|A roving beer cart|
|the bar is still quiet|
|Texas Long horns ?|
Shortly afternoon we saw what we wanted at the market, no purchases today. Thought about lunch there but decided to hit the road for home. About halfway there came across a Whattaburger and decided to stop here and grab a bite for lunch. Its been a year or two since we enjoyed this Southern Texas chain of burgers and did not disappoint us again. Two large burgers, one large fry and a large drink less than ten dollars and was excellent.
After lunch just enjoyed a nice leisurely drive home enjoying the rest of the day.
It was still overcast but still very warm about 75f and humid. So we got our chairs out and enjoyed our books for a while. We had a fairly brisk south wind to keep us from getting to warm and enough that did not want to fire up our Weber for supper.
But we had planned for this and used our leftover grilled chicken to make a hot chicken sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes and peas for a very satisfying meal tonight.
|hit the spot tonight|
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