Views of the Neighborhood – City Wide Garage Sale – Oh My

Today we’re going to the Lakeway City Wide garage sale at the Activity Center. We are being catered by Gourdough’s of Austin. Our entertainment is Green Day.

Menu

SOUTHERN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

THE TOWANDA  – HOUSE-BATTERED FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, POACHED EGG, AND HORSERADISH HOLLANDAISE

THE FRENCH-EE  – DONUT FRENCH TOAST TOPPED WITH POWDERED SUGAR,
SERVED WITH BACON AND SYRUP, MAKE IT BANANA CARAMEL STYLE OR STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE STYLE

THE McGOURDOUGH 1 – MAPLE SAUSAGE, SCRAMBLED EGGS, AMERICAN CHEESE SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO DONUT BUNS, WITH A MAPLE SYRUP POUR OVER

PETUNIA – POTATO PANCAKE, SLOW-ROASTED PULLED PORK, OVER EASY EGG, SMOTHERED IN A WHITE CREAMY GRAVY

DIRTY PLUCKER 1 – CRISPY FRIED FILLETED CHICKEN BREAST SMOTHERED IN HONEY BUTTER AND DRIZZLED WITH MAPLE ICING

EL DIABLO  – SMOKED JALAPEÑO SAUSAGE, OVER EASY EGG, PEPPER JACK CHEESE, TOPPED WITH PICKLED JALAPEÑOS AND HORSERADISH HOLLANDAISE

FATBACK – FAT PORK BELLY BACON, POTATO PANCAKE, EGGS THE WAY YOU WANT ‘EM, AND TWO MINI DONUTS SERVED WITH BUTTER OR JAM

FRESH & FANCY – CHOPPED ROMAINE LOADED WITH FRIED CHICKEN BITES, BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLES, CANDIED PECANS, GRANNY SMITH APPLES, STRAWBERRIES, AND RED GRAPES, SERVED WITH FRESHLY MADE POPPYSEED DRESSING

RON BURGUNDY – ANGUS BEEF, APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON, FRIED EGG, TWO SLICES OF AMERICAN CHEESE, CILANTRO, GUACAMOLE, SLICED TOMATO, AND GARLIC MAYONNAISE

EVERYTHING NICE  – SPICED APPLES AND CHEDDAR CHEESE OR CREAM CHEESE AND STRAWBERRIES

CACHE ME OUTSIDE  -NUTELLA, BANANAS, PECANS, HONEY, AND WHIPPED CREAM

Picture of an old time school bus

Lets get on the bus.

Here we are at the Activity Center

This looks like it’s going to be good.

Got your Halloween decorations.

Ganes, clothes, and La Crosse helmets (You do play don’t you?)

Here is a little bit of everything

Ceramics and pottery.

Rings, beads, and things.

This looks interesting. Wooden long horn skull, Skate board and Marty McFly poster.

Either a big joke or we need to call 9-1-1. Lamps, sleds, and Minnie mouse.

Sports anyone? Putters, rackets, and poker chips.

Here you go. A Bavaria Alp dinner service for eight, swan bowl, dog crate and trike.

Some hardware including fire screens, Birdcage, frame, and bench for faries

Unusal lamps made from other things like a french horn

Lamps of the past and future. I love the movie projector lamp.

More lamps. One of a shoe and one a saw.

Well if you are like me I think we have had enough of the garage sale. Relax now and enjoy the music and food.

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  1. Good food, good music, and good fun! I love garage sales!

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    1. Thank you, Annette. 😊

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  2. Whoa, that Fatback breakfast sounds unique, I’ll have that! I think I’ll need the energy because I see a lot this year I’d like to get at the sale!! 😎👍

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    1. Yes, hauling it away will take stamina. Thanks, GP.

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      1. And plenty of money, I bet.

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      2. I’m sure you are right. 😊

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  3. Wow! Looks like a fun Saturday! Enjoy your Sunday, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. You as well. 😊

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  4. The migration of outdated things. My garage, to yours, to someone elses. Maybe this is how they go south for the winter.

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    1. Might be what is called the ‘Circle of Life.’ Thanks, Craig.

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  5. These are always fun! Did you find any treasures? Maybe some new toys for the dogs? I love Green Day and especially that song.

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. No there was nothing that caught our eye. Those lamps were interesting but not purchase worthy. 😁

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  6. Great photos and such a well organized sale. Wish I had been there!

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    1. It is always well organized. The next one is in the spring so maybe you can make that one. 😁

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  7. Looks like a fun place to wander even if you don’t buy anything.

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    1. It is. There were some little surprises like the guy who had original Star Wars characters in their original boxes. He wasn’t in the mood for a photo though.

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      1. Damn. Would have been cool to see those.

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      2. I know. Well maybe next time.

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  8. Forget about other people’s stuff. I’m full-up on stuff already. I’m going straight for The Towanda, with a Cache Me Outside chaser.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good for you, Liz.

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  9. A communal garage sale, brilliant! I can already see many, many things I would like to purchase. I always love your food but I will spend hours at that garage sale.

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    1. I feel the same way. Gotta take time to browse around.

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  10. So did you and the producer buy any stuff. Come on. Be honest. What was it ?
    I liked the lamps and I need a new skateboard.
    I think I’ll go indulge in breakfast now !!

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    1. We didn’t buy a thing. I guess nothing cough our eye.

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  11. I spotted one vase I’d be willing to take home, but unfortunately I’m a little late for the sale. It must be the season. There was a citywide garage sale down the road from me yesterday: and no, I didn’t go.

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    1. I think you have to be in the right mood. Thanks, Linda.

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  12. You should have bought the Farie bench for your Saturday morning visitors.
    Have a wonderful Suday.

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    1. That would hve been a good idea. Thanks, Dan

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  13. Oh, I saw some things I wish I could have checked out on the Pottery table, and I’d like a putter and racket. Dang! I need to catch the bus next time it’s in the neighborhood!! 😂

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    1. Just raise your hand and we’ll pick you up. Thanks, Deborah.

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  14. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right, John?? I’m aghast over those wooden tennis racquets — I think those were popular when my folks first started playing. And that French horn lamp is pretty cool. Hope the sale was a big success!

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    1. I’m sure it was. Thanks, Debbie. That horn was my favorite but couldn’t see in in the current decor.

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  15. Now that’s a garage sale I could attend without having my eyes crossed. I’m always so overwhelmed at neighborhood garage sales where stuff get haphazardly thrown outside on the ground. Pawing through piles of clothes is not my idea of a bargain. Hope the sale was a complete success.

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    1. Clothes are a no-no for me. 🤣

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What fun! I made a couple purchases:)

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  17. What a smorgasbord of oddities! I was especially fond the bench for fairies!

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    1. That wads the cutest. Thanks, Mae.

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  18. Lots of treasures! I’m sure it was fun roaming the area. Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. I think treasures should be in quotes. Thanks, Gwen 😁

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  19. Wow! Big doin’s, with lots to choose from! 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Tim

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  20. Those unusual lamps caught my eye, John. Especially the French horn…which I would have “blown” my money on for sure. In honor of that French horn, I’m gonna dine on the French-EE today. Took me awhile to select that – menu is soooo good.

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    1. Yes and in actuality it is very tasty. Thanks, Bruce.

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  21. I hope you had the time of your life at the garage sale – lovely to browse amongst all the offerings. I will definitely have The Towanda – delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle.

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  22. This is my kind of garage sale – neatly organized. I think I could find a place the the French horn lamp or something from the pottery ceramic table. The El Diablo for me!

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    1. Coming right up, Jo.

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  23. Oh, how I love garage sales! Especially organized ones. Thanks for taking me along, John!

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    1. This one is always well organized. Thanks, Jan.

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  24. You ain’t kidding when you said there’s something for everyone. And lots of really cool stuff at that.

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    1. There were some cool things for sure.

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      1. And street signs too.

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  25. I guess it would be a good time to take up a new sport.

    Hard to admit, but I’m going with Petunia.

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  26. The only Green Day song I like!

    Moving backwards, lots of cool & fool stuff for sale.
    I’m not buying anything. In spite of getting rid of scads of unneeded items, the universe keeps sending me replacements. AARRRGGGHHH!!
    My thighs will be having the CACHE ME OUTSIDE -NUTELLA, BANANAS, PECANS, HONEY, AND WHIPPED CREAM.
    My heart will be having you! 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️

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    1. You and I have the same taste in music. This is the only Green Day song I like too.🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️

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      1. 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️

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      2. 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🥃🥃

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      3. I’ll see your 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🥃🥃 and raise you a keg of 🍷

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      4. I’ll see your keg of wine and raise you a stadium of campaign 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🥃🥃🍷🏟

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      5. There must be an election coming up. A stadium of campaign. Of course I know you meant champagne… I hope! I’m working on drinking it all….Uuurrppp! You’ll have to help!
        🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂 I give up! Is that allowed? Oh, oh… I know… is it, I fold?

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      6. Ha ha ha. Love that typo. You did your best now I’ll take over. My fellow Americans. Remember to vote for me since I am of the people, for the people, and by the people (There that takes care of the campaign) This little princess tried to drink the stadium dry but only finished the upper deck. Here I go.🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂 burp Excuse me 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂 L👀k the infield is dry. 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️ That takes care of the Champaign part too.

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      7. Hehehe!
        Stop it! You’re making me flush. 🧽❤️ 🐃❤️ 🐆❤️ 💋❤️ 🐂❤️, royally.
        My Primal Vinyl Lover!
        Okay, I’m keeping this short, as I’m sure you have to go to the washroom! 🌊🌊🌊

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      8. Good idea. I do need to wash up. (Why do people say wash up? Maybe you start at the feet and work up.) Have a super day my vinylness.🐂💋

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      9. Hmm, perhaps because “scrub” already had taken “down”. Just one of my headier musings! 🐂💋

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      10. Yes, very good, Resa. Genius work. 🐂💋

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      11. John, are we in the “great minds think alike club”?
        OR are we in the “fools seldom differ club?
        Whatever… lots of fun here! 🐂💋

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      12. It doesn’t matter which club. So much fun. 😁🐂💋

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      13. 😘🤗😍🐂💋

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      14. 😘🤗😍🐂💋😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃

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      15. Ahh, it feels like snuggle time!
        I’ll have red wine.
        😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃🍷🍷😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃

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      16. I guess I missed snuggle time but here is some red wine for later 😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃🍷🍷😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃

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      17. 😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 I saved some for you!

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      18. Ooooh thank you I’m ready for the snuggles now 😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃

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      19. Ohhhhhh you’ll have 😘🤗😍🐂💋🥃
        And I’ll have 😘🤗😍🐂💋🍷
        And we’ll both have 🐂💋 ice-cream!
        It’s good for you
        It’s good for me
        And we’ll both have snuggled dreams!

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      20. 🐂💋🐂💋

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      21. 🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋

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      22. 🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🤗🤗

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      23. You have a super vinyl day, too! 🐂💋

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  27. Looks like they had something for everyone. I love the way your town has so many city-wide activities.

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    1. We actually don’t have garage sales here so the city-wide compensates. Thanks, Joan

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Quite the variety. As an old tennis player, one doesn’t see many wood rackets anymore.

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    1. I know, right?

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  29. It is very interesting 🌷🌷

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    1. I’m glad you found it so. Thank you for letting me know.

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      1. No,i am lucky to know about it.

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  30. Looks like a little bit of everything, John. Our neighborhood yard sale was this weekend, but we were gone most of the day to a bourbon festival you would have enjoyed immensely. I was in line to sample a 12 year Willett, but they ran out before I reached the front. Had to settle for Blanton’s instead.

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    1. Blandon’s is enjoyable. Sorry about the 12 year. That would be super.

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  31. Looks like a lot of fun, John. The menu looks mouth-watering and good song choice! Definitely a mixture of all sorts of things at this sale. 🙂

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    1. Yes there were a lot of different things this time around. Thank you, Lauren.

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      1. I still wish our neighborhood was like yours, so fun and festive. 🙂

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      2. These guys try hard.

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  32. Anonymous · · Reply

    Hi John, this looks like fun.

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    1. It was, Robbie.

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  33. Anonymous · · Reply

    This looks like great fun.

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    1. It was Robbie. For some reason you are coming through as “someone” Stupid WP.

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  34. What an unusual set, dear John! The wooden skull is certainly the top! Thank you for a delicious meal! What curious things people do collect! 😁😁😁😂🍤🍤🍤🍻🍻

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    1. This is quite an eclectic collection for sure. Thanks Maria. 🥂🍰

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      1. 😁😎🎃🍁🍁🍁🍤🍤🍤🍻 Always at your service, dear John!

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  35. I love a good garage sale John. I’ll have a Ron Burgandy. Hold the cheese, lol. 🙂

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  36. The shoe lamp is a winner, lol. There’s a lot of interesting finds at garage sales. I got a kick out of the creative menu options. Someone has a good imagination 🙂

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    1. Most of the places here in Austin have very creative menus. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  37. Garage sale? Wow! Great fun and a bit of everything. You picked one of my favorite songs. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci

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