road trips and a dead end

sunday, we headed to the smokey mountains for a little bit of family fun. we had activities planned for the munchkins and antiquing planned for me. unfortunately, not everything works out as planned. i came down with a cold, and the stores were not fruitful for me... ugh! there were amazing finds to be had, but everything was sooo expensive. definitely a tourist trap.

luckily i did walk away with 2 lamps that i can salvage for parts. sadly what i had to leave behind was this piggy bank. he was at least 2 feet long and would have saved tons of pennies. something drew me to him right away, i loved him, just not the price tag. $24 and he didn't even have his plastic stopper. crazy, huh?