Sorry for being a day late with this update, but when I finally got back home last night around 11 PM, I was dead tired. It was all that I could really do to unload my car, and I’ve still yet to unpack. Anyway, yesterday started off extremely early. After going to bed around 11 PM on Saturday, I woke up first around 3 AM, and had problems getting back to sleep. I dozed on and off for a few hours, and eventually just gave up and did some work on the laptop, packed, got showered, and dressed. At 7 AM I hit the hotel’s breakfast, which was much better than last week’s in Wyomissing. They had breakfast burritos & quiche available, although I chose against them. I just went with cereal, a bagel, yogurt, and orange juice.
Afterwards I checked out, and hit the road. Let me tell, this was NOT the week for picking. You have those, so I’m not stressing it too much. I still had an awesome time exploring. I first hit Circle Drive Inn Flea Market in Dickson City, PA. It looks like it has potential to be a huge market, but this time of year, simply was not. There were only maybe 10 vendors, and none of them had anything I was looking for. I moved on, and hit the Pocono Bazaar in Marshalls Creek, PA, and it was bigger and better, but still much of the same. Only picked up two small pieces there. Finally I attempted to hit Garden Drive Inn in Hunlock Creek, PA but… no market at all. I suppose only a diehard like myself hustles year ’round?
Regardless, all three look like markets that during peak season I would love to hit again. Perhaps next Spring? I will also try to find some more for when I make another Northeastern PA trip. After my unsuccessful picking journey, I gave up, and figured why not try some more Christmas shopping? I hit the Mall in Wilkes Barre as well as the Steamtown Mall in Scranton, PA. Scranton is a place I look forward to going back to and exploring. Really nice town with an old-school feel/vibe. The also have an observation bridge to view the town/trains that I shot some AWESOME photography on….
After Wilkes Barre and Scranton I headed back to Dickson City, did some more shopping, and shot some photography. By this time I was getting tired, and cranky, and looking forward to being home. A few hours later when my girlfriend was done with her family & friends (and we got into a nice fight) I picked her up and we headed home. VERY long weekend, took a lot out of me, but A LOT of fun! I always have a good time traveling around, exploring, shooting photography, and “biz deving.” Look forward to another trip back to Northeastern PA!