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Online goddessofpeep

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Re: Travel recommendations for LA, San Diego and Florida?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 01:11:28 PM »
Flea markets and swap meets have a lot of overlap, but they can be different.  Swap meets can have a mix of types of sellers, but you'll see more cheap junk store kind of sellers at a swap meet.  Things like you'd see in the downtown area stores - cheap stuff from China, Mexico, or wherever, often knock off products or low quality items.  Swap meets can also be located in abandoned stores/malls, and they can be open multiple days a week.  You can see flea market sellers at swap meets as a lot of flea market sellers also hit swap meets, and you'll see swap meet sellers at flea markets.  There's usually a higher percentage of interesting sellers at a flea market, and you'll get a lot more small "I'm cleaning out my garage/attic/whatever" sellers at a flea market.  Generally speaking, I have found ponies(including G1s) at both flea markets and swap meets out here, but the hunting is better at your average flea market.  Outdoor swap meets produce better results - the indoor ones tend to be STUFFED full of junk sellers. 

You will sometimes see "Swap Meet Daily!" signs on some buildings in some of the less savory parts of town.  If I'm pony hunting, I just pass those by.  If I'm just in the mood for looking at junk and seeing if I find something really funky looking, I'll check it out.  Swap meets are a great place to go if you like weird, knock off, and bootleg items.

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Re: Travel recommendations for LA, San Diego and Florida?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 03:12:55 AM »
Nice, you’ll love the kayak trip :)

Koby’s is an outdoor swap meet with a lot of different sellers. Old stuff, new stuff, produce. It’s a big mixture. You have the sellers who buy loads of stuff from storage lockers or what have you and resell it. People selling the cheap toys from Mexico and China. People who sell just clothes or toys, furniture. People selling plants, I get all my succulents there. People cleaning out their garage. Summer is here so the next couple months are the largest layouts. I’ve had luck over the years. I think it’s a good mixture for old and new depending on the season. But after going here my whole life it is getting annoying in the “new” section of how many sellers there are for promoting their business and trying to get sales. Like I’m not buying insurance or windows or cable and internet. That’s not what I’m here for. So I hardly ever go on the newer section. There’s 2 more I go too, but if your staying near the water they are more east in the county and probably out of your way.

If your down by the water and like sweets I recommend The Baked Bear in Pacific Beach. Make your choice of ice cream sandwiches. They make all the cookies, brownies, donuts, and ice cream :)
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Re: Travel recommendations for LA, San Diego and Florida?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 12:47:08 AM »
We're having an algae crisis at the moment. Hopefully by the time you get down here it'll be over. If you still want to go kayaking somewhere around the Gulf coast or on any rivers, double check that it isn't in an affected area.
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Re: Travel recommendations for LA, San Diego and Florida?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2018, 10:15:14 AM »
We're having an algae crisis at the moment. Hopefully by the time you get down here it'll be over. If you still want to go kayaking somewhere around the Gulf coast or on any rivers, double check that it isn't in an affected area.

Oh no way that’s just my luck! I’ll check it out before we go. We’re not flying from CA to Florida until the 13th August so maybe it will clear up by then? How persistent is this algae stuff?

Thanks for the info about the swap meet! I’m glad I actually know what one is now! If we are in the area I will definitely check it out.

These travel recommendations are so helpful guys thanks so much!