Yesterday, we started the morning with a walk around Pittsburgh, grabbing a requisite second cup of coffee at Starbucks, and after packing up, started the drive towards Miamisburg.
Of course, given we live on an island 14 miles out to sea, we seized the opportunity to do a little retail therapy, before really hitting the road.
Then it was drive time. And, drove we did (well, the lovely did). I navigated. And, yet again, it was a drive that would go from sunshine to deluge, sunshine to pouring rain.
And, with about 40 miles to go, there it was, this ginourmous antique mall on the side of the road.
Three of them actually. But, with plans to host TC at our AirBnB for dinner, we opted to keep going. And, we made it just about a half hour before Tommy was due to arrive.
So we chilled down some wine, and I unloaded the Bronco, and the Sue started prepping for dinner.
In short order, Tommy arrived, we shared toast, and then began a show and tell of what we each had brought with us; several that were available for sale; several that we just wanted to share with one another.
There were a couple that changed hands.
And, by the end of the evening, we made plans that on one of the upcoming mornings, Tommy and I would make the drive to the aforementioned antique malls, and see what we might unearth.
Of course, the night was filled with laughter, wine, and good food.
The big deal of the night was for the large version of the Zeilin dosage cup with corkscrew; a nice addition to the collection, and there was lots of talk of trades of this for that, or this for those.
A great night, and who knows what will happen today, as the JFO opens for business at noon.