Some places just feel like home. Every time I get through the tunnels and see Pittsburgh's skyline in front of me, I feel at ease - even if I am driving into a traffic accident waiting to happen every time. When I stop to see my parents, turning into the housing plan is and forever will be home. And even though I only spent two years there, crossing the state line into West Virginia a few miles outside Moragntown always necessitates a hearty acapella rendition of Country Roads being belted out in my car.
And then there's Ohio. Oh, Ohio. The state that bored me into finally starting a blog.
Last Friday Kate and I both had the day off, and decided to bravely return to our last state of residence to hit a flea market in Rogers, OH. The flea market is a Friday only deal nestled in the middle of nowhere a few miles from the PA state line. But it's one of the largest flea markets in the country, and we were in the mood for a trip.
The drive for an hour and a half on winding two lane highways and back roads made for some interesting sightseeing. Some of the more interesting sights? Santa on the side of the road and a two story gold bodybuilder statue. The weather was decent, but the flea market was pretty dead. Guess I should have expected that this early in the season.
After walking around for a few hours, our purchases were few and far between. But I didn't come home empty handed. I found one vendor with some cards - lots of overprices star commons at half book price. But the 8/$1 box yielded a few cards worth bringing home. The first thing that caught my eye was a small run of Kellogg's 3D cards. For whatever reason they've always been tough to find around here, so the small stack instantly started my pile. No Buccos, but I found a few 70's stars who will be heading out to fellow bloggers one of these days.