The Unclaimed Baggage Center! This place is as big as a Super Walmart and located in the middle of the tiny town of Scottsboro, Alabama. Baron and I went on Saturday, with his friends from UF, Dong & Katie. Dong also works at Dynetics and happens to live in the same apartment complex that we do. There wasn't much else for us to see in Scottsboro, but the drive was pretty. Lots of
mountains hills, a lake or two, and pretty fields of hay.
I hate to admit it, but my expectations were a little high. It was kind of like a giant thrift store, although I'm thinking if you made frequent enough trips you'd be able to find some real treasures. The best part about it was just thinking about where all the different things in the store had been and why someone would think that they needed to pack a printer in their suitcase. I have always carried important/expensive/meaningful things in my carry-on but I guess not everyone's momma taught them the same. There were tons of cameras, wedding band sets, ipods, and laptops just to name a few. My vote for the weirdest thing there was a banana pot holder like this one:
Hahaha! I guess someone bought it as a souvenior, but I'm telling you right now if I ever bought something this great I'd make sure to protect it and keep it with me at all times in my carry-on. That's for sure!
I did find a few things to buy, a couple pieces of costume jewely and a box of makeup with a ton of makeup in it for just 3 bucks. I'll be honest and tell you that it wasn't ALL brand new. I made sure to sift through my little treasure box carefully and dispose of the stuff that would've given me pinkeye. I got a couple brand new things though. My favorite is a blush from NARS that I've been wanting in the exact color that was in the box...I just didn't want to pay $28 for it. Problem solved!
I think it'd be worth another trip just to dig through the jewelry and makeup and tell myself that I'm digging through Carrie Underwood's makeup bag!
In other news, Baron's first day of work is tomorrow! Instead of making him a good dinner tonight, I made him leftover spaghetti, two chicken nuggets, and a can of green beans. Ha!! I did promise to do better tomorrow though. I plan to be a good little housewife and work on laundry and groceries tomorrow while he's slaving away at the office :) We both have mixed feelings about tomorrow, naturally we are a little sad that the playtime that has been the last two months is coming to an end, but we are really excited to be getting into a routine and get settled here in our new home. I never thought I'd be that girl, but I'm excited to be able to have dinner ready when he gets home from work. Hopefully the fire department doesn't meet him at the door.