Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lord Of The Fleas

Spent a weekend recently with a bunch of other vets who are bikers. Sometimes that means lots of hours in the saddle, sometimes lots of hours sitting around a fire drinking beer. This time it was the latter, which is fine, but: the older I get, the more I've realized I can sit around drinking beer far more often than I can get out in nice weather in a new location and ride. Drinking beer is pretty consistent from place to place; new places often have new things to see. So in attempting to balance both, I drank beer late into the night, slept late, and rode in the afternoon. As the weather was marginal that day, The Wife and I stopped in at a large flea market by Lake Park, IA. And there were many interesting things to see.........

Fine metal working:

Really ugly children:
State of the art shooting accessories:

Folk art (I couldn't fit these on the bike):Interesting motorcycles:
And the people (I think) who ride them:


Brigid said...

I love days like that. Glad you two had a good time.

MauserMedic said...


We really enjoy them; the people-watching alone can be pretty interesting, along with the occasional odd firearm that shows up.

Anonymous said...

I just came back from the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne and I would recommend you hit that next Sept. It was VERY crowded, but lots of food choices, good music, and 19th century military camp reenactment --including cannon fire.

MauserMedic said...


sounds like road trip material.