Do you have an Indoor Swapmeet in your area?
We have a couple of different swap meets here, but we've only gone to this one so far.
Now that I know what an adventure they can be, we'll definitely have to make the time to check out the rest!
You know it's got to be good, the force is strong here!
Walking up to the building I wasn't really sure what to expect, as it's not the most exciting looking thing…but just goes to show once again that you really can't judge a book by it's cover.
Admission is only $1 and the rules are simple.
The place was popping!
And yes, there is a young man dressed as the Red Power Ranger!
And you've got Dolores here (not her real name) right up front to answer any questions or inquiries you may have, be it locating the loo or starting your own business!
The place itself is labyrinthine, so the best bet is to just start heading down the aisles one at a time.
You never know what you'll find!
It started out relatively normal, with these awesome shoes!
All sorts of cool sweaters and ponchos!
Then we get to these Guy Fawkes inspired ski masks...
All sorts of novelty pipes!
Then you come to this indoor jungle...
Someone brought their guide dog. :)
We found some of our people! After a lovely chat about our shared love for tie-dye, we carried on, my wayward sons.
Hidden in a corner was this little pet shop with all sorts of birdies chirping away!
There were even turtles!
Oh, he's a vicious little bugger!
The exit doors were painting like a fish tank. Fun!
I don't know about you, but I found that funny. Bit of an oxymoron… regardless, I commend them for endeavoring to offer a bee-friendly substitute for a delicious non-vegan foodstuffs.
Definitely feeling the Halloween-vibe!
I have to admit I was a bit surprised to realize just how many of the vendors were really kids our age who'd opened a booth selling toys from our childhoods!
Um, Buster Sword?! Yes, please!!
And when we turned yet another corner we found a man with a repertoire of reptiles!
This big fella was taking a nap in the kiddy pool. D'aww! He looks so warm and cozy. ^_^
A side-effect of reptile companionship: all the shed skins you can collect!
We made one final lap and I was drawn back to the bird store. They're just so cute!
We had a lot of fun!
I definitely look forward to scoping out some of the other swap meets in our neck of the woods.
Have you ever been to one?
How was it?