Daniel and I heard about the Route 11 Yard Crawl from my coworker, Jamie, whose boyfriend attends it every year. It’s an hour and a half trip to the start from Charlottesville, extending from New Market to Stephens City across the Shenandoah Valley. The trip was gruesome without air conditioning in our car, but we bravely pressed on. I bulked up my Agatha Christie collection at the New Market Library book sale, bought a 1920s-30s Ball Jar at a flea market, and stocked up on vintage at Search Thrift Shop‘s 50 cent sale in Mount Jackson. We had to pass a lot of typical yard sale junk to find the treasures, but it was a fun experience. If only they had a commemorative t-shirt available in my size!
I brought my camera to chronicle the landscape along Route 11.