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Monday, September 17, 2007

Have you ever heard of Unclaimed Baggage?

We went to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama this past Saturday to see what we could find. We had heard about this store in the news and it sparked our interest; this store is filled with the contents of airline luggage that gets lost when people travel (after 90 days of trying to find the rightful owners).
When I first walked in I was shocked at the size of the place and the amount of merchandise for sale.
It was very sad, especially the 50 wedding dresses on display; all I could think about was the poor former owners of this property and how sad they must be. Then it was creepy, thinking about all those people's stuff, ick. But then it turned to fun as I checked out some items to possibly purchase.
I got about 10 brand new Dr. Seuss books, that came from unclaimed freight and cargo, for $2 each. Then there is a book with no words, that should be fun to 'read' to my grandkids. There were even books in foreign languages (sorry, none in Swedish but some in Danish) from foreign travelers. I got a pullover and some fun slippers for my granddaughter and a shiny, evening jacket for me.

Then there is the Christmas gift I bought for over $200 for one of my kids, but I'm not telling you which one (although that dress Mario is holding up costs over $200!!)!!



Here is a map of the trip we took, taking the scenic route through the mountains of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, 466 miles total in our Corvette, just for fun and relaxation.


The calm Tennessee river in the background, we are on top of Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant reservoir that uses river water to generate electricity for the surrounding area during peak demand.

See the relaxed look on my face? Fun day, top down, sun shining, cool breeze and Mario's driving.




We saw great rapids and several hundred rafters in rented rafts, looking like they were having a blasts, hey, kids, let's plan on a ride down the river.....what do you think? Where I'm standing in this photo is where they put the rafts into the river (why are they wearing helmets???).

4 Comments:

At 7:29 PM, Blogger carmen said...

cool!!!

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger eileen said...

Looks like you had a fun shopping adventure!

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous maria said...

Fun adventure. I'm up for white water rafting.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger lillasysteryster said...

Poor travlers that lost all that... But fun for you!! I would love to visit that store :-)

 

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