My wife likes to buy stuff on Internet Auctions.
We live in Connecticut and there are lots of rich people here that love to move around, so the whole state is very prolific with regards to auctions.
There are also, a lot of State Sales so my wife has become an extraordinary bargain hunter.
We have gotten really good things for a fraction of the original price; sometimes hundreds of dollars in savings.
What she is not really good at is Geography…
You see, there was an auction online and she bought a piece of furniture that she though was in Monroe, Connecticut.
It turned out to be Monroe, NY.
The problem is that all auction sales are final. So, you either drive there or you lose the money. And believe me, most of these people don’t really want what they sold you.
This is the second time that she has done this. The last one was in Massachusetts!!
She thinks I get mad at her for doing this. I don’t.
I see it as an opportunity to spend more time with her and to explore new places and travel. We work really hard, and sometimes we only see each other briefly during the week.
In any case, we decided to do another day-trip to Monroe, NY to get our purchase. We planed the trip, so we would end at the auction place around noon and we will then find a place to have lunch.
The trip was very beautiful. I wish I wasn’t the one driving so I could have taken some pictures along the way.
It took us about two hours to get there and the lady that sold us the furniture was very nice. Nice, beautiful house in a gated community surrounded by a golf course. Rich people, I tell you!!
We then turned back and went looking for a place to eat. A quick search on our phones, gave us “Captain’s Table”