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Sunday eve…back in town….

Had a leisurely day…

a visit to Arcadia Florida…

the town that seemed like we were still in the back lot of MGM at Disney!….

absolutely a ghost town this day…but said to offer a Antiques show with vendors galore…the 4th Saturday of every month…

One of the few shopkeepers open…said that the vendors setup at 5:30 am…start selling at 7am…and their goods are incredible….

so a second visit might be down the road…….

Disappointing with so few shops open….the few that were …still held items that produced memories that associated us both with the past…grandparents had this and that….remember this and that……and lots from …..records…78s/45s/albums…8-tracks… yes…. 8-tracks…

One item of intrigue…that caught our eye…the BCbythesea hubby is a baseball fanatic…and we spotted a decanter with a Leroy Neiman commemorative baseball player painted on it…

fantasies awake with such “discoveries”…all in good fun…

The type that makes one wonder if this “find” will be that painting found for a few bucks…that turns out to be a forgotten original from some famous artist…long looked for…. and worth a fortune…

Leroy Neiman…a well known artist …..his works…we know sell in the thousands…the decanter…it’s from the 70’s…he was big in the 70’s…not many were made…who knows?…

$10 was worth the fun and anticipation of a Google¬† on the laptop…in the car…on the way home…to see if we had a “golden ticket”…

alas…..we did not hit the jackpot…but did do better than Ebay…by around 30 bucks……..

It was amusing ….and still a great piece for the baseball enthusiast… to add to his collection….

One aside…forgot to include about Disney…..

Innovations at Epcot……had a whole display…a whole area …hands on for the kids…extolling the wonders…the “green” good guys….

Waste Management!…YIKES!!…

The return home …we took a different route…70 to 441 …by Lake Okeechobee…past the sugar fields…big sugar plant…….to Forest Hills……through Wellington…that looks like every other new community…

explained to BCbythesea…long ago…the reason so many communities look alike…the permitting process…what has been done before …gets the green light…so any deviation…..even a minor change…is not worth rocking the boat…or in this case the system…thus a new community…looks like a repeat …of one you just left…

back onto 95 and home….

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