This past Saturday night daughter number 4, Kate, sent me a text asking if I wanted to go to the Treasure Island Flea Market on Sunday.
A friend had given her 4 tickets, (apparently you can buy them ahead of time), that she could not use...Kate and her boyfriend were planning on going, along with some friends, and she wanted to know if daughter number 3, Erin, and I wanted to go....
My response was
Of course we would go!
Flea Market friend and I have talked about going to the Treasure Island Flea Market but never have been able to make it work..
Treasure Island is a man made Island in the San Francisco Bay. It was built in 1936 and 1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition.
So a couple of different things about the Treasure Island Flea Market......
One, have you ever heard of a flea market that doesn't open until 10:00am????
Nope, neither had I!
Have you ever heard of a flea market that has happy hour from 10:00am until 12:00pm?
All the cocktails are two for one during happy hour!!
Kate and her roommate were looking for small patio furniture for the house they share in San Francisco. And their boyfriends, who are also roommates were looking for bar stools.
The girls found two vintage patio chairs! I think the vendor was tired of them asking if he could do better on the price..... he finally said give me $30.00 for the two and just take them!
I'm not sure I would go back to the Treasure Island Flea Market.....the prices are really, really high, and very few vendors seemed willing to negotiate prices.
The weather was just perfect, considering how foggy San Francisco can be.
And the views.....well, they speak for themselves!!
The Golden Gate Bridge from the flea market lot
Looking from Treasure Island toward San Francisco and the Bay Bridge
The San Francisco Bay Bridge heading from Treasure Island to downtown San Francisco.
I'll spend a Sunday with these two any day!!!