Most of you know by now that I write for our local paper. I enjoy it and it puts a little extra money in my pocket. What you probably don’t know is that not all of my ideas get the green light. Sometimes they are too far away or sometimes there are too many of the same type of thing to be fair. Well, last Sunday it was raining and I was trying to come up with a drive and Rod was home…well, we all know that there are times that he doesn’t want me out gallivanting around, and I don’t blame him but I also have these other responsibilities. Then I had an incredible idea and it seemed so perfect that I asked him to go as well.
I had the idea that since it was raining an indoor destination would be best and not that far away, (which was good for Rod) was a huge flea market! Eureka! I have found my adventure!! Well, this is what I thought anyway. Later on the editor told me that since there are so many flea markets, unless it is special I really couldn’t focus (or they really) on just one over another one. Well…that is why I am writing it here. The following story is close to the one that I was going to write for the paper. I know not as many people will see it, but I wanted to write it anyway. I hope you enjoy it!
Sometimes, when you wake up on a Sunday and look out the window, your plans for whatever drive you were going to take are dashed. When this happens, you can either stay home, or find somewhere else to go. A Sunday Drive is a tradition of spending time together as a family and just like in life, sometimes plans get changed. That is when we need to readjust and spend the time together in another way. This week the rain on Sunday may have prevented heading to a nice outdoorsy spot, but in Union, Mississippi, in an old RV and boat storage building is an experience that has something for everyone.
The dictionary defines a flea market as:
There are no fleas at the flea market, but there are memories so thick that you almost have to brush them aside. Not all of the items may end up going home with you in your car, but most likely you will have new memories to talk to your family about…things that you may never have thought to talk about before. Time spent together making new memories from old ones. That is what Sunday Drives are all about.
As an aside, Rod and I ended up with a Flexible Flyer that we are going to use for decoration in our house in Michigan. I never thought I would see one here in Mississippi but you just never know what will pop up. Anyway, take the time to visit the Flea Market. It is on Highway 15 in Union, Mississippi. I can’t guarantee you will take something home but I can guarantee you will have lots to look at!
For today I leave you with a few shots from the flea market and the hope that you will find time to make those memories with your family wherever you can, rain or shine!! Talk to you all soon!!