Sunday, September 20, 2009

Junk Jaunt Nebraska, 300 Miles of JUNK

My dear husband, dog Zoe and I went on this Junk Jaunt last year. Lot's of people had their dogs with them. Above is Zoe in our Hotel Room....too much time on my hands...
This year Jim is going to hold the fort down and I'm going on the Junk Jaunt with my girlfriend Joanie. We're meeting friends along the way. Fun fun!

Just in case you don't know...Nebraska has a lot of farms and ranches...especially in this part of the state. Jim is observing Zoe seeing cows for the first time.

This place was great! Awesome stuff all for sale and leaning against their barn!

This was a little place in Cairo, favorite town. They are actually named after Cairo, Egypt! There are Camels on their town sign. I bring my camera along when I like things and then I can copy.
My two favorite chairs of all time. Bought them at some farm for $10 each. There were aqua ones too and another white one. I wish that I bought several more. They are SO comfortable!
I bought these $5 each. Heavy...beveled..leaded.
Very memorable. Bought hybrid pumpkins here and a delicious watermelon. This was near St. Libory, NE....they're known for Melons.

This is some of my junk at home...Oh, I love my junk.

Oh! The Hisorical (hysterical) markers. Don't you just love them?
I paid $5 for this old park grill. Jim cleaned it up and it's down by our firepit. We could only imagine that it was stolen from somewhere...but, assumed they came by it legit!

I'd never normally get to these small towns. Priceless architecture and or names of buisnesses! I think that this was in Dannebrog.
Home of Roger Welch


  1. This must be so much fun. I would come home with things I didn't need or want, I'd get so caught up in it. That is half the fun, isn't it? I can't wait to see what you get this year.


  2. I'm not a big spender, but I love a bargain! This seems the equivalent of a neighborhood garage sale...and so many treasures in someone else's junk! Have a wonderful time!

  3. Zoe is very cute! That third picture looks like one of the reclamation yards that we have over here in the UK. I like the mirrors. I hope you have a nice time with Joanie.

  4. I am not a garage sale person, but my best friends forever go every weekend. They would adore these finds you have pictured.

    Though I'm not "into it", I am happy for those who find things they love in their "junk jaunts".:)


  5. Thanks for taking me on your trip! I love stores like that, towns like that, and historical markers!

    Thank you, too, for leaving me a comment, today!

  6. Your pictures make me so excited for this weekend! I have often wondered if the "junk" is garage sale priced or antique priced, but I bet you find both. I'm excited to see your post after the jaunt! Maybe well run into each other lol!

  7. That is awesome!!!
    What great finds!


  8. Cindy...
    I don't see any junk in these pics.
    Everything looks like it belongs in my garage or basement!!

  9. Oh my goodness. There is no way I could have behaved in a place like that. That's the kind of junk I love.

  10. Hi Cindy,
    I linked over from VTT. When I saw that orange chair, I just about had a heart attack. And then when you said there was an aqua one, I almost fell off my chair. My VTT post is all about the color Turquoise!
    Stop by sometime...
    One Gal's Trash

  11. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Zoe is gorgeous!

  12. Hi Cindy! I've got an award for you! Come visit me, but no obligation!
    Have a great day!

  13. I think you have to change the dog's name to Joe.
    That way you could have said you have been to the Junk Jaunt with Joe, Jim and Joanie.
    Looks like there is lots of cool stuff there. Around here they think every piece of junk they have is a priceless heirloom and they price them accordingly.

  14. How fun!!! I would love to go on one of these adventures. I don't think we have anything like this in SoCal. The pic of Zoe is so funny. And I love, love, love the mirrors. And $5.00 each? I am so jealous. You really scored. Have fun this year. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment.

  15. After reading your post, I have to get to Nebraska!
    thank you so much for visiting my blog.
    I am now a follower-

  16. OK-
    I'm back.
    I loved reading your gratitude list.
    Could you elaborate on single tasking and solitude VS isolation?


  17. Hi Laura, Single tasking obviously is the opposite of multi tasking. But, the reason is that there was a time in my life that I was running around with loads of activities and anxiety. I wasn't LIVING life...I wasn't a human being...I was a human doing. We had a family member end up in treatment and a counselor told me that my assignment for that next week was to do ONE thing at a time. If I had laundry to fold...JUST fold laundry and finish that job and move on to one other job. It's helped me keep the focus on living my own life and doing my own things...has lots to do with my recovery in Al Anon.
    Then, the solitude/isolation. Durning those stressfilled times of my life (the running around like a chicken with my head cut off) I also became so depressed that I isolated...but it was a miserable lonely feeling. I didn't go anywhere or do anything our of anxiety and depression. Now that I've found recovery, I'm happy to be alone and am comfortable doing it. To sit quietly alone and watch the be comfortable with my own self and thoughts. Again, being in the moment, "being present".
    This may not make sense...but I wanted to reply to you before I forgot! if you have questions.

  18. Love your junk treasures. Happy Hunting

  19. just about had a heart attack. And then when you said there was an aqua one,

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  20. Urwiller's Melon Patch is east of Ravenna on Highway 2 and the Love Mortuary is in Ravenna

  21. Thanks for the correction Anonymous! My mind was a blur after traveling through all those wonderful small towns in Nebraska!

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