I used to love the Fisher Price LITTLE PEOPLE. How fun were these little guys. I played for hours and hours with them and their little houses, cars, planes, and campers.
Or how about these glasses. I thought they were an Arby's promo but Renee said McDonalds. I just remember they were all over my Grandmother's house. I remember my uncle referring to them as someday being collectors item's. I guess they sure appriciated in value from free with a fast food sandwich and pepsi to a $6- mark up.
After some flea markert fun, I took the hubby out for a late lunch at OTB. Yes Off Track Betting! He loves the horses and gambling on a race, and I had promiced we (being me and the boys) would take him there for Christmas, (So I'm a little late). Anyway we pack up the car and crossed the county border to Pheonix (There is NO gambling in Onondaga County, I do not know why). The kids(Under 18 is illegal to be anywhere else in the building) and I sat in the eating area; which looks like the rest of the building only there is a place to buy food and drinks. If you have never been to an OTB, it's really an interesting place. There are about 60 televisions with at least 6-8 different races from around the country going on. Other then the race announcers, a trumpet going off to signal a race to start, and a few patrons yelling for the #5 horse, it's rather quiet otherwise.
Hubby ordered lunch and was quickly off to place a few bets. We enjoyed a nice lunch as we watched his horses come accross the finish line. He came home over $200- richer. The boys ate and played with their hand held game systems, we played scratch off tickets, (I lost everyone) but did actually had a horse to place second and collected $7-. The meal was as good as it can be from a place like this. I had may signature dish of burger and fries. We did enjoy ourselves, the boys were well behaved, and my hubby had a GREAT time, which was why we had gone in the first place. Personally, I have no desire to return, I'm just not into the whole throw my money into the wind (I usually lose) and I have no desire to so research on the horses etc. Mark has tried to explain the statics to me, but it's all to much information. I usually dont actually bet my money, but will play fortune teller by picking the horse I like by the horses name and sometimes my hubby will play the horse for me. Hey, its not cash outta my pocket and if I win I walk away with a smile. Today, the one who was really smiling was my hubby as he had his favorite things all in one room, his family, some food and some off track betting!