Warrenton IS all that — a brief review of a day well spent

28 Sep

It was like going home.  Only I was 2.5 hours away from home.  And I believe if roll call was taken, almost all the Texas junkers I know would be accounted for.  And then there were a couple of virtual blog buddies that I finally had the pleasure of meeting face-to-face.  Sweet.  The highlight of my Warrenton day trip had to be all the lovely conversations.  Low point would be returning to my car — near heat exhaustion, mind you — and discovering that I’d left the lights on all day, and the car battery — much like my OWN battery — was dead.  Luckily a saint, disguised as a man in a pickup, happened to be headed my direction …and ever-so-kindly with hardly a roll of his eyes jumped the car back to life.  Whew.  So after driving around Bar W field until I looked like a crazy lost woman who couldn’t find the highway, I finally felt the battery was charged enough to chance turning off the ignition for a bit more junking.  My haul was pathetic, despite the mass of cool goods offered by so many vendors.  I fell in love with, but didn’t buy, a beautiful $300 Christmas wreath covered in vintage Christmas balls.  The strangest thing I saw was a pair of break dancing gold-leafed cherubs.  (I kid you not.  Go to Carmine and see for yourself.)  MIA:  The Pink Elephant, whose Bar W finale was last spring.  (I miss her and her fantastic accent.)  My theme of the day:  horses.  What I forgot:  Blog party…but I was in the middle of a car crisis.  My feet hurt, my sunburn hurts, my hair has turned into something that’s not usually mistaken for human hair, my feet are filthy, and I’m way behind on sleep.  Would I do it all over again.  Heck, yeah.  And I plan to.  Next Saturday.  Will I see you there?


4 Responses to “Warrenton IS all that — a brief review of a day well spent”

  1. Carol Casey September 28, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    Been there, done that, not once, but twice, in different years, at the Old Depot parking lot in Warrenton. Now my car has automatic lights that shut off, thank goodness. I know exactly how you feel, my sunburn hurts too. What happened to that cool weather from earlier in the week? We changed shoes and shed clothes as the day went on. My husband had not been to Warrneton in 19 years. He went with us on Saturday, the last time he went with me our girls were little, the youngest not even a year old, they’re all grown up now and still love Warrenton. Of course my husband used his sunscreen and wore a hat, but not me, oh no, so I’m a little crispy. We left San Antonio at 5:30am and got back at about 9:45pm. We’ll be back on Thursday night or bright and early Friday morning. Glad you had such a good time, as did we.

    Carol Casey

  2. sue September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Glad it was awesome. A dead car battery is a small price to pay for a day in junker’s heaven. How can you possibly wait a WHOLE WEEK before you go again????

  3. Anne October 2, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    So sorry I missed you, I was there on Saturday. And I’d surely be headed back if I wasn’t buried in projects. But yeah, it really IS all that, isn’t it? I’ll be the first one there this Spring!
    If you have time, check my blog for all my Warrenton posts.
    All the best,

  4. Mindy October 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    Oh no! I hate to hear about the battery thing. Ugh. It was neat getting to meet you! Maybe your next trip back didn’t involve getting stuck in mud! haha ~Mindy

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