Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Junk-Finding Adventure

The junking trip was a lot of fun; here's some pics from the adventure...On the way towards Pocatello; the wind farm out by Mountain Home; so cool :)

And, in Blackfoot; looking at old trucks. Kevin was searching for some parts for the big truck we just bought. We were there for hours, wandering about & chatting with the owner: husband has a great time, & I got to catch up on some reading :) After an old-fashion eggs breakfast, we hit the road again for Ogden, UTAnd arrived at Smith & Edwards around 2 in the afternoon.... OMG: what a store! It's huge; they have all kinds of stuff; surplus, home goods, clothes, shoes, camping stuff, & lots more....We wandered around inside for hours & picked up quite a few good treasures; I got some cool spats & other military accessories in the surplus section, Kevin got some nice new boots, also got an assortment of old fashion candy, some cool containers, giant canning jars, & some misc metal oddities...and a bunch of other stuffs.

And then, we wandered through the yard outside: acres & acres of junk...it was really cool! It goes on forever; really--we could spend a whole day there & probably not see everything. Next time, will have to bring the truck & trailer!
These are carbon-fiber stand things; very unique & cool; but since they were like 12 feet wide, we couldn't fit them in the car...


Some big steel things; 6 feet tall....oh the possibilities....
Old steel tank; I like the photo...Me, out in the yard :)Most of the stuff out in the yard was too big to bring home, but we did score some really nifty turnbuckles; will definitely be able to put them to good use :)
After gathering all our loot, we drove into Ogden & had a nice dinner at a cute little brewery in old downtown. We toasted the success of the journey, & vowed to come back again sometime soon with a bigger vehicle :)
The next morning, we were on the road early: back to work & more fun projects.
The end...