Category Archive: Festivals and money making

Feb 16

Saw a lot of antique John Deere tractors today


Today Sher and I finished setting up for the Flywheelers show that starts Wednesday. Final cleaning of some of the glassware and a couple of cabinets was needed. Then we finished putting the price tags on anything not already priced. Later in the day friends of ours kindly let us borrow their golf cart. We …

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Feb 15

Got propane, warmed up and then settled in for the week

Beautiful sunset to end the day

Today we went out to dump the black and grey water and get our propane tank filled at a Pilot Travel Center up the road. The cold weather around here means more RV’s using their furnaces. The tech at Pilot told me he has had their bulk propane tank filled three times in the past 48 …

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Feb 12

Today we began to set up for the show

Getting the goods out and priced.

Today we decided to set up all of our new tables and to begin to get our goods ready for the Florida Flywheelers show that starts next week. This is the first time that we have set up the new to us frames and boards instead of our usual long and heavy tables. You can see …

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Feb 11

Arrived at Florida Flywheeler show grounds today

Today started early! We moved from our parking spot at the cafe and got in line at the Florida Flywheelers at 4:00 am! We did not reserve our spot after the January show, and we wanted to get the same spot which was one with electric and on the end of a row. (This was …

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Feb 03

Our set up at Renninger’s Flea Market in Mt. Dora, Florida

There was a Civil War re-enactment Friday, Saturday an Sunday. There were thousands of people going through the flea market.

Jan 30

Some pretty driving on the way to and from a couple of flea markets

Tree farms on both sides of the nice four lane highway

The last couple of days we have set up at some different flea markets. One of the neat things about our time here in Florida is that we are seeing a lot of areas that are new to both of us. On our way to Stokes Market in Crystal River we drove down a street …

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Jan 28

Stokes Flea Market in Crystal River, Florida

Our RV parked adjacent to our vendor booth at Stokes Flea Market.

We spent a couple of days at a long running flea Market in Crystal River, Florida. Open Tuesday and Wednesday each week, we set up on Monday night. The way the vendor spaces were set up allowed us to park the coach right next to the two spaces we needed to occupy. Tuesday was kind …

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Jan 26

We had a ball at a Speed King Auction

Speed King Auctions Evan Minck

Auctions are one of the things that we like to attend where ever we travel. We found a great auction house on the north side of Lakeland, Florida. We spent a little time at one of their auctions a couple of weeks ago, but we went back today to stay for the entire auction. The …

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Jan 14

First day of Flywheelers Show

Three wheeler

Today is the official opening day of the January edition of the Florida Flywheelers Tractor show at Ft. Meade, Florida. The weather has been cloudy and breezy and cool this morning, with everyone waiting for the forecast sunshine this afternoon. The crowds are stirring, with a moderate amount of traffic moving around the many many …

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Jan 13

Florida Flywheelers get ready to get around the 200+ acre show

"Sheet metal, rivets and a paint job" turned this golf cart into a "Jeep"

The Florida Flywheelers January show starts tomorrow morning. More exhibitors and vendors have been pulling in all day today. Everyone is getting their wares set out and priced. (So have we!) The show is known for the many different types of vehicles that are used to get around this huge place. While golf carts are …

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