THE JUNK BONANZA, SEPT. 16-18, IN SHAKOPEE, MN. HAD THE MOST TALENTED VENDORS, UNDER ONE ROOF, (well, three roofs really) AS I HAVE EVER SEEN! 120 OF THEM TO BE EXACT, AND MY BUD JANICE K. AND MYSELF WERE PART OF THAT FIGURE! WOW! WE WERE SIMPLY BLOWN AWAY, AWESTRUCK AND SPEECHLESS! (well, almost) A SIMPLY SUPER FANTABULOUS SHOW! OVER TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOPPED THEIR LITTLE HEARTS AWAY AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I WAS THERE! JANICE AND I LEFT ON TUESDAY, @6.00 am TO MAKE THE 7 HR. TRIP, WITH TIME FOR SHOPPING STOPS ALONG THE WAY, OF COURSE. I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT THERE WAS NO PUSHING AND SHOVING WHILE SHOPPING THIS TIME. WE AGREED THAT WE WERE TO BE ON OUR BEST BEHAVIOR! ON WEDNESDAY, SET UP DAY, WE ARRIVED EARLY, RARING TO GO. DESPITE THE FACT THAT I RAN INTO A METAL ROAD BARRIER WHEN WE ARRIVED ON THE GROUNDS, THINGS WENT FAIRLY SMOOTHLY. AFTER MUCH LAUGHTER AND TEASING FROM JANICE, WE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A GOOD THING THAT MY AIRBAG HAD NOT INFLATED , NO REAL DAMAGE HAD BEEN DONE, AND NO ELSE HAD WITNESSED THE INCIDENT. WHEN WE CHECKED IN, HOWEVER, I KNOCKED SOME ONE'S COFFEE CUP OVER AND RUINED A BRAND NEW , CLEAN TABLE COVER. LET ME TELL YOU THAT THE STAFF WAS NOT PLEASED BUT VERY GRACIOUS ABOUT THE INCIDENT. AS I SCURRIED AWAY, I BELIEVE JANICE MUMBLED SOMETHING ABOUT ME NOT GETTING OUT VERY MUCH! THE REST OF THE DAY WAS SPENT SETTING UP OUR TINY 10X12 SPACE AND WAS UNEVENTFUL............................................................BTW, many of you might remember a past blog, labeled "road kill", when i showed what i had found on the side of the road, but hadn't decided what to do with it. Well, at the last minute i made an owl earring holder out of it and it was one of the first things that sold to dealer in Florida.