It was last Sunday. It was miserable outside and we were fed up of being inside. We set off out to find some antique stores to look around. I had seen a place online called Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery and it turned out that it was just around the corner from us! We got there and it was shut. I was sad but I should have known as it was a Sunday 🙁 When we returned home, I found Olde Mobile on Facebook and got terribly excited when I found out they were holding their monthly estate sale on Friday! I have never been to an estate sale, and we had just picked up the truck which meant I could go on the opening day. This made me very happy and I even got out of bed before 8am!
I headed down to the sale around 10:30am. By this time, it had already been open for a couple of hours and the car park was packed! As I walked through the car park, there were many people coming out with bags and boxes full of goodies. I really didn’t know where to start when I got in. I certainly didn’t think it was going to be as big as it was and it was a little overwhelming for a first time estate sale attendee like myself.
I feel that Mobile isn’t really a big city for tourism. There are many things to do here; museums, parks, shops…but it always seems to be quiet and peaceful. We often end up wondering where everyone is and wonder if we are missing something! Yesterday we headed downtown for some lunch and I then wanted to go and visit the library. I was intrigued more than anything, not only was this grand building huge (bigger than most libraries I have seen), it was also quite mysterious. From the outside, you could not see into the building. Every time we had driven past, I had always wondered what it was like inside.
I had been on the website and looked into getting a library card. I wasn’t entirely convinced that I would be eligible but I had proof of our stay and address. The online catalogue also showed that there were some Mollie Makes books available; the ones that I had been looking at buying!
The car park was busy. It appeared that this was the place where everyone was! I filled out the form, presented my ID and was given a brand new library card. Now, I hate to admit this but I haven’t used a library since my time in University, where all of the books I read were about various educational issues and they would help me to write assignments. Over the last couple of years I have taken my class to visit their local library but never actually used it myself!