Views of the Neighborhood – Lakeway Garage Sale at the Activity Center.

We are going to go and hunt for bargains today. The bus is taking us to the Activity Center, where the Lakeway Garage sale is being held. The sale is from 8:00 to 12:00, so we will have brunch after we’ve seen the sights. Today’s brunch is being catered by Elizabeth Street Cafe. Our entertainment is Pink.

Brunch Menu

E L I Z A B E T H  S T R E E T  F R I E D  R I C E
Grilled Ribeye or Crispy Fried Redfish,
Bonito Flake, Spicy Caramel

S I N G A P O R E  N O O D L E S
Stir-Fried Pork, Fresno Peppers, Fried
Egg, Madras Curry, Watercress

P O R K  &  S H R I M P   C R Ê P E
Coconut & Rice Batter, Bean Sprouts,
Herbs, Lettuces Wraps, Nuoc Cham 


R E D  C U R R Y  DAN  DAN  N O O D L E S
Spice Brined Chicken, Baby Bok Choy,
Sprouts, Thai Basil, Fried Garlic

N U T E L L A  &  B A N A N A  S T U F F E D  C R Ê P E
Whipped Crème Fraiche, Candied Hazelnuts


 H O U S E  B A K E D  B R I O C H E  F R E N C H  T OA S T
Sweetened Condensed Milk Ice Cream,
Blueberry Thai Basil Compote, Brown Butter Syrup


R OA S T E D  P O R K  &  W O O D E A R  M U S H R O O M
O M E L E T T E  Mango, Cucumber, Basil, Crispy Shallots

Top Shelf cocktails, wine, beer

 

Picture of an old time school bus

So, get on the bus.

Here we are at the Lakeway Activities Center.

There are ceramics.

Records.

Aisles of stuff.

More around the corner.

Totes, boxes, and people. The bag to the right says, “Life is Better in Flipflops.”

There are some now.

Treasures.

Furniture.

Aw.

American Flyer and Kraft shortening.

Lots of traffic today.

Well, that’s about it. Have some brunch, relax, and listen to Pink.

 

 

94 comments

  1. That reminds me of a visit to a friend in Blaricum, Holland on Queen’s Day, 2004 (now King’s Day, of course). Apart from the street entertainment, almost the entire city was one big garage/car boot/jumble sale – see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koningsdag#Flea_market

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    1. Thanks for the link. That must be some celebration. My thoughts turned to Amsterdam. and wonder if the no VAT applied to the window sellers. 🙄

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      1. Only on Koningsdag 😉

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  2. A fun place to visit, John. I must admit that when I see baby stuff, I am grateful I don’t need it any more. When I look at babies, I just see hospitals and doctors.

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    1. You have good reason to see what you see, Robbie. Bless you all. 🤗

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  3. Did you fetch a bargain, dear John?
    Thanks for taking us to this jumble sale
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. I had my eye on a Chagall print but waited too long. 😁

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      1. Yup. He who hesitates.

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  4. I need to stay away from places like this, John. I finally got my garage cleared out. I will stick around for brunch though – Singapore Noodles for me 😊

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    1. I can understand the feeling once the junk is gone not wanting to see it return. I feel the same way. The noodles sounded good to me as well.

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  5. I’m looking at that American Flyer. We used to have one of those and I’d pull my Boston Terrier around the yard in it. Good memories.

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    1. I’m also casting nostalgic eyes on that American Flyer.

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      1. At the coast, we had a brand new American flyer to take stuff to the beach. We left it for the new owners.

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      2. We didn’t anticipate needing it in Austin.

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    2. Boston terriers are so cute. Thanks for sharing, Joan.

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  6. Did you find any treasures, John? I have those same Christmas bears! I should be adding mine to a sale like this. Thanks for taking us along. I’m stuffed!

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    1. No treasures, Jill. There were a couple of things of interest but nothing that I couldn’t live without.

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  7. I’ll take that mirror in the furniture dept. Then I’ll dine on that XX-rare rib eye! Thanks for a fun morning, John!

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    1. Thanks for coming along, GP. 😊

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  8. Whoa. That’s a LOT of stuff.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  9. Noticed the local garage sales have had tons more stuff than previous years. Guessing people had a lot of stuff build up last year since they didn’t do those. Strollers are always a good find for people since they’re typically expensive.

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    1. I think you make a good point about the amount of stuff put out.

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  10. Holy cow, John! Quite the bonanza of goodies! Hope you and The Producer found a treasure or two!

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    1. We did not. Thanks, Lori.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Looks like fun, John. I hope you found a treasure or two. Because of our recent moves, I’m leary of purchasing anything — though I did spot a wine rack. A necessity, don’t you think? 😊

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    1. Wine racks are a necessity for sure. Thanks, Gwen. 😊

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  12. Way too many people without masks!

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    1. That’s why I had mine on.

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      1. Very good!

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  13. I guess it’s true that “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” huh, John? Lots of stuff in that sale. I’m pretty sure I could’ve added stuff to it. And what a great way to encourage residents to share!

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    1. That is a good way to look at it. Sharing for sale. Thanks, Debbie.

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  14. I went to a carboot sale this morning too. Missed out on a maiden (not of the Iron variety, meant to take my excess washing to air out) and a nice looking office chair. Prevarication doesn’t pay. I hope you found something nice. My brother and I followed up with roast beef lunch at The Bells of St. Mary’s,.a rather cool old pub. I hope your meal was enjoyable. Mike got a Black & Decker workmate very cheaply to take home tonight. Not sure if the song had any significance but I enjoyed it thanks.
    Hugs

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    1. I have a Black and Decker workmate and I love it. It tucks so nicely in the garage and then ready to go to work when I am ready. Good choice. A roast beef lunch sound wonderful.

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  15. Ahh trashesure !

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    1. Yes, junkque. 😁

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  16. I’ve been trying to see what record album that man is perusing in your picture – it looks vaguely familiar. Hope you got some bargains 😉

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    1. It was Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails album. Was released in 1969. (Way too far in the past for you to remember)

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      1. Oh but maybe not – born in 1960 with older brothers and a sister 😀🎸🎵🎶

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      2. You were nine when the song came out.

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      3. Yes, with teenage siblings 😉

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  17. After an exhausting tour of the offerings (I love things like this), I’ll take the omelet. And how can you afford Pink?

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    1. Pink owed me a favor. Yes you are right I never would have been able to afford her.

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  18. How much went home with you? 🙂

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    1. Non thank heavens. 😁 Thanks, Jacquie.

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  19. Our local bazaar was canceled last year, John, and this year is up in the air. That looks like so much fun. I love browsing, especially the odd furniture items and the crafty stuff. Oooh and ceramics. Lol. Looks like a fun day.

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    1. Yes ceramics too. Thanks, Diana.

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  20. I love a good garage sale and this one seems to have plenty of treasures. But i need to stay away from them as I don’t need more stuff. Good that this was only a virtual tour. Thanks for brunch too!

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    1. One nice thing about virtual tour is you are not tempted. I hope you have a terrific week. Jo.

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  21. Wonderful event, dear John! There are so many interesting articles there! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes there are. Thanks for coming along.

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  22. Delicious menu, John, and how fun! Our county fair and town festival have been canceled 2 years in a row now. We miss them! Hopefully, next year things will be better and they’ll be open for business. Great song, too! 🥰🎶

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I hope your fair goes on next year.

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  23. Oh, I would have SO much fun at this event! Even if I bought nothing, I would love browsing through it all! Thank you for sharing, John!

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    1. Yes browsing was fun. That’s all I did.

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  24. What a fun event, and that Pink song is one of my favorites.

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    1. Mine too. She cracks me up. Thanks, Craig.

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  25. Hope you found something good, John!

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    1. There was not one Bentley for sale so no, nothing good. Thanks, Becky.

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  26. It’s a great way to declutter and help out others at the same time. Wonderful brunch and how can we resist Pink?
    Hope you had a fabulous Sunday!

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    1. I did. Thank you, Dale. 😊 I hope you had the same.

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      1. It was perfection! I ran, I read my book (I haven’t sat down for more than 10-15 minutes before bed to read in ages… Gonna make it a new habit!

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      2. I get into the bed and read. Becomes a habit.

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    1. Thank you for the share, Michael.

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  27. I think you had a nice entertaining visit there, John! Thanks for sharing the experiences. Have a beautiful week! xx Michael

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  28. We just got rid of some things in our garage – the last thing I need is more!

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    1. I’m with you, Teri. Thanks.

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  29. It looks like a great Rummage Sale! I hope there were lots of good bargains too.

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    1. There seemed to be. I didn’t see anything I wanted so it was hard to tell.

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  30. I would probably need to rent a U-Haul if I went to this event.

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      1. I ain’t kidding

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      2. Okay then. You just reminded me of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.

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  31. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Looks like fun, John

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    1. It was interesting for sure.

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  32. I would have had a blast! Oh, the record albums!!

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      1. Really?? I have been known to dumpster dive for record albums..

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      2. The original Beatles US release album was in there.

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      3. That’s just the beginning. ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Simon And Garfunkle, Buddy Holly.

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      4. Oh, just keep rubbing it in! 🙂

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  33. Lots to see and buy. Life is better in flip flops, but not with these Canadian winters.

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    1. Yes, that is hard on the toes.

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