Antique Alley Texas
Each spring and fall, several north Texas towns join forces to create a huge sale. Called Antique Alley Texas, this twice-yearly event stretches over 25 miles and runs through the little towns of Cleburne and Sand Flat all the way to Maypearl and Grandview. The drive alone is worth the effort, since much of the journey takes you through tree-lined back roads and lush countryside.
Whatever the weather, Antique Alley Texas is held on the third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each April and September from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This year, it happens on April 18, 19, and 20. On my first jaunt, I enjoyed homemade ice cream at a roadside farm, sampled BBQ pork from a smoker on the back of a mammoth-sized pick-up truck, and had an amusing conversation with an elderly woman who was selling off her ex-husband’s vintage “Playboy” magazine collection. There’s no telling what you will find! [This description is a brief excerpt from my offbeat travel guide Unexpected Texas.]
Follow me on Instagram & I’ll follow you back!
I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer, which is why my theme for the 2014 A to Z blog challenge is Instagram Travel Photos. If you are on Instagram, I’d be delighted to follow you. Simply follow my photo feed (@TuiSnider) on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!
What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?
Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can.
My A to Z Inspired Book: Unexpected Texas
I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my blog during the A to Z Challenge last year, because it convinced me to take the self-publishing plunge. On March 2, 2014, I released Unexpected Texas as a paperback and eBook and it quickly became an Amazon Best Seller!