After working the night hustle last night we ended up getting a late start this morning and didn’t leave town until around 1 PM. I still only got about six hours of sleep, but plan on getting a nice night of rest in tonight. Regardless, upon hitting the road, snow was actually falling! I saw snow for the first time late last night when I was leaving the night hustle, and seeing it again today, Winter has pretty much officially arrived. Boo!
A few short hours later we arrived at Brandi’s friends house, where she is staying this weekend while I am out picking, in Meshoppen, PA. She lives on THE worst driveway/road in THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. You may think this is an understatement, but no, just the truth. A dirt mountain road with rocks sticking up everywhere, potholes, mudpuddles, you name it. If you ever see the following sign/area… STEER CLEAR!
Nonetheless, after being very cautious and working my way down this apocalyptic road, I headed towards my hotel, about 3o minutes away, in Dickson City, PA. This week I am staying at the Fairfield Inn by Marriot. Very nice hotel so far. They have a nice indoor pool/spa, which I have yet to try. Not sure if I will or not. Also a Complimentary Breakfast, as I am looking forward to, as always.
The town itself seems pretty awesome with a Mall, which I just went to, and an insane amount of stores, shops, eateries, etc… The Mall I went to is the Viewmont Mall, and is just literally a half a mile up the road from where I am staying. I actually picked up a few Christmas presents while there! The one was a great deal, and something I couldn’t turn down, the other, well… interesting story
Let me tell you, short, dark-haired girls from Israel can be VERY good salespeople. This company that I bought a Christmas present for my girlfriend from has two seperate stands, but with salespeople that come right up to you, and get right into your face. They both look pretty much about the same, and have an accent which is hard to describe. They were both extremely persuasive and “touchy-feely” while demonstrating/pushing their product. Each of them kept repeating the same phrase over and over during their flirting/sales pitch… “OH MY GOOSHNESS!!” You had to be there, classic! I also picked up some dinner at the Mall’s Subway.
I also went to the local Borders, simply because I have never been to any of their locations before. Pretty awesome store! There are so many stores to explore around here. I may hit a few more tomorrow, but I just wanted to get back to the hotel, get some work done, and relax because I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. I plan on getting up around 6 AM at the latest and getting out picking all across Northeastern Pennsylvania.. I can smell the rusty treasure now!
After finishing my cup of the hotel room’s tea (I love rooms that come with tea in them!), I am going to get a shower, and probably just rest in the room, do some work, watch some TV, and get ready for tomorrow morning. Want to make it a semi-early night so I can get up and out early tomorrow. I’ve yet to plan my route for sure, but looking to possibly hit three Flea Markets, maybe more, maybe less. The ones that I am looking at are in Hunlock Creek, PA, Marshalls Creek, PA, and Carbondale, PA…
I’ll check back tomorrow, enjoy your night!