Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Train Show

The train show was fun.  It was the first time we went without a long wish list.  This is the Eastern Division of the Train Collector's Assn. meet, and it happens twice a year --in April and October.  We've gotten some really great deals.  There are definitely some vendors that we visit each time, and make purchases from them.  One of our favorite vendors is Charles Ro.  He is from Massachusetts, and always has good deals.  In the past we have purchased my Christmas train set, Rod's Harry Potter set, and one of the kid's Thomas sets.  But this year, Rod had his eye on the Lone Ranger Set.  It retails for $399 and we weren't sure we wanted to spend that much.  When we got to the Charles Ro booth, he was selling it for $275.  It was tempting, but Rod passed it by.  We went and bought a couple of houses, including county jail, a country store, and a sea food shop.  We visited another favorite vendor, Scenic Xpress, and bought some landscaping items. From another vendor, we bought some trees - walnut, maple, and sycamore. And of course, we bought people.  Krissy always wants more people.  This time we picked up a set of kids with bicycles, and a soda machine. We were pretty much done shopping, and I told Rod that there was still enough money for the Lone Ranger set.  He hemmed and hawed around, and we went back to Charles Ro.  He looked the set over, and finally said we would take it.  As the salesman wrote it up, he told us it was the last one he had with him.  Seemed to me that it was meant to be.  We left the show at about 4:15, stopped at Wendy's for a sandwich, and headed for home.  Hopefully, we will make it to the October show.  It's just a fun day for us, some of our biggest dreams have been discussed while riding in the car.  The weather was beautiful, and I was sorry to see it end,

1 comment:

Pat said...

Sounds like it was a perfect day! And sounds like that Lone Ranger train set had Rod's name on it...for sure!