Thursday, April 22, 2010

To the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant

We are preparing for our annual trek to the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant. Early, 5 AM early, tomorrow, Kris and Mike and I will be heading south to the Pioneer Power Swap Meet near Le Sueur, Minnesota. LeSueur is the headquarters for Green Giant and in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. The Giant used to be an independent company, but it has become part of General Mills. So the Green Giant, like many other siblings in America's blended families is now Betty Crocker's step brother. Ho-ho-ho.

The Pioneer Power Swap Meet is a flea market associated with an antique farm equipment show. There should be more than a 1000 vendors selling lots of good junk, much of it extremely heavy. Fortunately my "no tractor" rule will save me from much of the heaviest junk.

We've filled most of the trailer the past two years and are hoping for another bonanza this year.

Mr. Flannery


red.neck chic said...

We're going to have to discuss your "no tractor" policy... I will win you over at some point - I feel sure of this. LOL

5am sharp!!! I can't WAIT to see what your newly renovated trailer pulls back!!! Have FUN!!!

;-) robelyn

SecondhandKris said...

Can't wait!!