Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two Penny Thursday

I still haven't finished blogging about my vacation finds but I found a couple coins today so I decided that rather than fall even further behind in catching up I would blog about today's finds today and catch up with the backlog tomorrow or the day after.

Every Thursday, from May to October, there is "Indulge (Your Senses)": a farmer's market and take out food in David Pecaut Square. Between noon and two, there's live entertainment on the stage. During my morning break today, a couple co-workers and I decided to take a walk around the square. Actually, two of us walked, the third ran to get her caffeine fix. Two of us finished our walk about and waited for the third near the sound man's setup area. The sound man wasn't there but a 2010 penny was near a light post by the area.

Later in the evening, I had a few errands to run. In the plaza in the area that I live, I found a 1999 penny in the parking lot in front of the Dollarama.

Total finds today: 2¢

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Let's go to the Ex

Guess where I went today? If guessed the Ex, you were right. I love the Ex; there is so much good junk food like ice cream waffles, freshly made pogos and the little donuts.

I met my husband there after work cause it's $5 to get in after 5. We saw the Super Dog show. I love the Super Dog show. The dogs that perform are amazing. Before the show we had time to kill so we were wandering around the Direct Energy Building looking and good stuff, interesting stuff but mostly lots of junk. But one man's junk is another man's treasure. Not to far from the Egypt booth, I found my first find of the evening - a 2000 dime.

Later on I found four pennies in and around the midway. The midway was busy with lots of rides and music and people and noise - just like it was when I was younger. The first penny, a 1977 US penny was found  in the midway near the bumper cars. The second penny, a 1978 penny, was near the water gun game located in the outer part of the midway (not the area near the rides but towards the Horse Building). Penny number three ( a 1962 coin) was found by the Roller Boller game that faces the Food Building. The last penny (a 2010 coin) was found when we were heading home, on the road near the fire hall (by kiddie land).

Total finds for the day: 14¢

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vacation Catch Up, Part 3

August 3 was our last day on the Cape. We had breakfast, loaded the car and off we went. We made a stop in Chatham for a bit of shopping. Bit of a snotty town but Jaclyn wanted a sweatshirt and didn't see any she liked in P-town. We went into this one shop that was not over-priced. She found a sweatshirt she liked and a couple nick-nacks for her friends. We stood in line to pay for the stuff and spotted a 2000 US penny. This was the first of my finds on the road trip home.

We drove north through Boston (which was a traffic jam ordeal), heading to New Hampshire, Vermont and final destination for today being Quebec City (one of my favourite cities). We stopped off in Lincoln, New Hampshire for some gas and a pit stop. There were copies of  newspaper clippings in the bathroom about a couple (in 1961) who claim that aliens abducted them. It was this gas station that I found a 1950 penny on the road just outside the gas station office. 

The scenery in New Hampshire and Vermont is beautiful and a lot less stressful than the drive through Boston. And of course, Quebec has it's lovely parts. We checked into our hotel, freshened up and headed to town for some food. We were starving. It was on Grand- Allee Est in front of one of the many restaurants that I found my final and biggest find of the day. It wasn't a coin but a 20 dollar bill (Canadian). When I found it, it was half past midnight and the bill itself was folded many times over hence the reason it was over-looked on the busy dark street. I took a picture of the restaurant the next day as I didn't have my camera with me that night.

Total for the day $20.02

Vacation Catch Up, Part 2

When I'm near the ocean I like to get up early and take a long walk on the beach. I was up around 6:30 which was later than I wanted to be but the tide was out and off I trotted on the shores of Cape Cod Bay.

One never knows what lies on the ocean floor when the tide goes out. I found some shells which made me really happy. I also found a penny in the Bay. Who'd have thought I would have found a penny in the water. It was a little salt covered and salt corroded. The year was hard to make out but it was definitely a US coin.

The next day I didn't find any coins on the streets of P-town, on Race Point Beach or in Cape Cod Bay but I did find a penny in the radiator of our hotel. It was night time and I was sitting on the couch with my daughter watching television. The radiator sits just below the window so I looked over at the window, glanced down and there was the coin. It was a 2005 US dime.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vacation Catch Up Part 1

The first week of August, the family and I went on a bit of a road trip. Turns out, this was a profitable holiday. It's taken me a while to write about my finds - I was in total vacation and it's catch up time.

We left July 30 and headed south, destination Cape Cod. Saw a TTC bus on the I-90. Wonder where it was going.

We left late and spent the night at a Holiday Inn near Syracuse, NY. The next day we left shortly after breakfast and continued heading east.

We stopped at the Wrentham Village Outlet Mall. I didn't buy anything but my daughter and husband did. While shopping in Under Armour I spotted a penny (2006) near the cash register.

When we finally arrived at the Cape, it was pouring rain. The rain was coming down so hard, it was difficult to see the road. I hoped it wasn't a sign of things to come.

Total find July 31st - 1 US penny.