I frequent Renninger’s in Adamstown, PA quite often to purchase/invest in items for my company, as well as network, and do research. Looking forward to visiting their Mt. Dora operation! We’re only 6 days away from leaving now!
Last night Stoudt’s was AWESOME! Great food, great atmosphere, great place all around. I had an amazing Salmon dinner, and every part of it was top-class. I am looking forward to going back to try a different dish.
Afterwards myself, Scott, and Bekki all took another pool/hot tub visit, as well as a second workout of the day. I ended up running about 1 1/2 miles total–not bad for somebody that just doesn’t ever run. The rest of the evening was filled with relaxation in the hotel room, followed by a VERY saddening 6 AM wakeup, simply because I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. The hotel breakfast wasn’t as great as I anticipated, and was nothing like the breakfast the Country Inn & Suites in Harrisburg has. No eggs, no ham, just waffles, sausage, and oddly enough hard-boiled eggs? Odd. They also had the traditional hotel stuff (cereal, bagels, muffins, etc….)
We ended up hitting three Flea Markets including Renninger’s and Stoudt’s. I got some really awesome finds at both. Excited to see what profit they bring (I will be posting “O.U.Picking” Episode 4 on OUnitProductions.com within a day or two…. check it out!)
We also hit one antique shop today, “Heritage Antique Center.” Interesting stuff, but nothing too exciting or to phone home about. Afterwards myself and Scott & Bekki went our separate ways and I headed back home, to where I am right now, in the office. Pumped for next weekend and picking in the Scranton/Northeast Pennsylvania area. Would like to make a Northwest picking trip (Erie, etc…) sometime soon as well. Regardless, check back next weekend for more picking/photography fun with the second leg of the “O.U.Picking Tour!”
I just got to my hotel in Wyomissing, PA and decided to write the first blog post for the “O.U.Picking Tour.” My day started extremely early today… around 3:30 AM. I couldn’t sleep so I decided to start a bit earlier than anticipated. After drinking some O.J. and getting a shower it was time to hit the road, and so I did. I hit the ATM, got some gas & breakfast, and headed towards Middletown, PA and its “Saturday’s Market,” where I took the above sunrise shot.
There were quite a few vendors there for it being as cold as it was, and some good finds, but I didn’t pop on too much. I ended up getting six different items from the same guy, who was quite the character. We joked around, haggled on some prices, and I think I ended up getting some good things which will bring a profit. After walking around about four hours, and thinking about a few things while pricing others, I decided to head to Denver/Adamstown, PA and freestyle pick. Adamstown is known as “Antiques Capital U.S.A.” and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. There are so many different shops right next to each other.
I went to five seperate shops– “German Trading Post,” “Adamstown Antique Gallery,” “Mad Hatter,” “272 Antiques,” and “Time Matters.” All were very good, most over-priced, as is the case with most antique “shops.” I did get a few good finds that I am sure I can make profit on, and was actually able to haggle the price down on one as I talked to one of the dealers who happened to be there.
After a good 8 hours of picking I checked into my hotel, the Country Inn & Suites (the second one I’ve stayed at in the last month). Let me tell you, this one is even better than the last one so far! Very comforatable room, tea in the room (VERY big for me), friendly service (the front desk clerk already called my room to see that I have everything I need), and good location (right next to a Mall!). I am about to go to the excersize room and get in a workout, and afterwards possibly hit the inside pool & hot tub (I will at least at some point tonight).
Tonight my friend Scott and his wife Bekki are coming and they got a room in the same hotel. We’re going out picking early tomorrow morning and hitting both Renninger’s Flea Market as well as Stoudt’s Flea Market, a few others, and more shops. Beforehand I’ll be taking advantage of the hotel’s Complimentary Breakfast (of course!). Stoudt’s is not only an antique shop BTW, but also a brewery, and a pub/restaurant! We’re going to eat there later on tonight. I’ll check back in with an update possibly tonight, or at least tomorrow. There’s a chance that it might not be until late tomorrow night/early Monday morning, but we’ll see. Working the “night hustle” when I get back into town tomorrow night. Gotta keep the hustle up… LET’S GO!!!!!!!
For two weekends at the end of November I will be hitting the road hitting Flea Markets and picking for my retail business, OUP on eBay!
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