Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD!"

Anyone who knows us knows that we are always up for an adventure. We found another one! The Las Vegas Auction is like the world’s biggest garage sale- furniture, cars, coins, 80’s porn [I’m not kidding!], tools - if you can dream it they have it! Although you have to find it under all the dust in their dirty old warehouse and wait all day for them to get to it.

As part of her job, Dana’s Mom works with the auction guys. When we showed up we got the grand tour. They gave us the secrets to a successful auction experience. It was kind of like Disneyland, only insiders know that you start at the back and work your way to the front to avoid the crowds. Amazing items were going for pennies on the dollar. For example -- They had a huge travel trailer that could retail for $25,000 go for $12,500 – half the price! We bid on a few items and took home some watches & other assorted goods for a few bucks.

If you want to win in the auction, pace yourself, drink plenty of fluids, and don’t eat off the Roach Coach!
Some of our treasures:

[Don't you love the nasty trailer behind Chad in the Harley picture? That is NOT the onle that went for $12,500.]

They’re somebody else’s now, but they were ours for a day. [Chad is still dreamin' about the Harley!]


kevin and kalie chamberlain said...

We love the auctions here in Phx and Mesa--you can seriously walk out w/ such a deal! But you're right.... they are also very ghetto!

AshleyS said...

you got watches? that's so odd. does chad even like watches? ha! i'm remembering a time when we helped the mccann girls steal the boys watches! hahaha

ps. remind me to also tell you the story about my little bro and how he and paige have already planned their wedding.

Jen said...

How cool! You guys are so great--always doing such fun things!

Love Kel's fish face!

--Jen Roper

The Hughes' said...

Ha! I love it. I can totally see you guys there checkin it all out. You two just crack me up. How fun!

Cool post about signing time. I used to watch it all the time, but Cody would...well, you know how he is, so you can imagine all the fun he had with that one. Dang Codes.

Micah Paul said...


I hear ya' about the Harley...Let the dreams become reality! Go for the gold! Your family looks great, and we hope you guys are doing well...

-Micah & Sarah Keith

Danelle said...

Dana! You are looking so good! Wow, I'm out of the loop, I didn't know that you and Chad had a son! Congrats! That's awesome! Well, I got married and Krista told me about your page at blogger so I sailed on by. Hope you're having a great day! Check out my page! It's not much, but I'm going to put more work into it. Hope you are having an awesome day! Love, Danelle (Brown) Rowley ;D

Danelle said...

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