Books books books. It's only 11:30 am and it's already been a perfect day. I stood in line for a couple of hours waiting to get into the 2010 VNSA Used Book Sale with my friend, HBob. I perused, previewed, and picked through books for over an hour, purchased said books at very affordable prices, and then retired to a nearby diner to review the morning's loot.
Sunrise at the Fairgrounds
After shooting the video above and pillaging the science section, I headed to the Sports department to find bike books. I found none for some time. Then, digging through the boxes under the tables, I found the Bike Department.
After the sale I gathered my haul and went back outside to reconnect with HBob. As I feared that the waiting masses were regarding my well-chosen and substantial haul of books with envy, I moved quickly back to the parking lot. We then retired to Mel's Diner nearby, to eat brunch. Not that we "do" "brunch". But it was halfway between breakfast and lunch when we sat down.
I had a Gyro Omelet (first time for that) and endless cups of good diner coffee. He got biscuits with his meal, but rather than ordering them swimming in what would probably be a sausagey salty gravy delicious at a cosmic level, HBob chose to get them dry (yuck), and instead used them as absorbent hockey pucks to sop up the juices on his plate. It takes all kinds I guess.
Here's my haul. I'm pretty happy with it, and anything else I do after this today will be pure, wonderful gravy. The kind that HBob should have had on his biscuits. Thick, with chunks of sausage floating in it. It's sunny and 70 degrees out, though, so not-riding would be a tragedy. I'll be on the road soon. If I ever tear myself away from this stack of wonder. Get up. Go ride.