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  • Niles Antique Fair and Flea Market

    On the most gorgeous Labor Day ever, my family and I travelled 30 miles into another universe, the land of bargain hunters, junk pickers, street vendor food, and baloon animals!  I was in heaven, and the family humored me.  The small town of Niles has a main street which is mostly antique stores, but on this particular day the ENTIRE town becomes a flea market.  After a couple of hours of looking at all the overpriced "antiques", we left the main drag and found the real place to shop, which was yard sales by the the homeowners in the area.  

    Since our adventuresome toddler Harper didn't really want to ride in her stroller, we were able to use it as a shopping cart.   I even managed to balance the fabulous mid-century wood chair that I bought for a whopping $3 on the top of it. 

    We also sampled some excellent street cuisine--Cara and I had corn dogs, and Mike had a giant  Bad-Ass Sausage.  Either they were really good, or we were really hungry!

     If I come back next year, I will take a large vehicle,  get there early and just go straight to the yard sales!