The Blue Aisle

The Flea Market Reigns in the Rain!

When you work or have a booth at the Flamingo Island Flea Market, you sort of wish it will rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! In fact it would be a perfect weekend at the Market if it rained all three of those days. WHY? Because when you live in Paradise, folks look for those perfect sunny days to go golfing, play tennis, take a long morning walk, go the beach, have outdoor lunch, and the list of sunny things to do is endless. But when it rains the Flea Market is the go to place to shop and eat at one of the restaurants.

Rainy days here in S.W. Florida spells SHOPPING. For me, it says Workout. The Flea Market is the perfect indoor stroll fit place as you also can shop.

When I heard we were expecting a storm today (October 18th 2019), I got excited. The storm was to land on the weekend of the three precious Flaming Island Flea Market Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We only have THREE days to sell our wares, sells things you can wear and like me, sell heath and fitness and from what I can see, who cares.

My neighbors or ‘Booth Friends’ had really been down. It was a SLOW, SAD SUMMER at the Market, but TODAY! The storm REIGNED on us. Folks came in from the rain and we reigned in on Sales. We met wonderful folks that finally were able to wander in and enjoy what we have to offer in the rain.

Running a small business, is not easy. Especially in OFF Season in S.W. Florida. So those of us that have small businesses, have to prepare for those summer months and slow three day weekends. Most of the Booth Owners  choose the flea market because it is not too expensive to set up shop. But, if there are no folks coming in, it can be tough to survive.

RAIN. As a Seattle Girl, I am use to it but I still hate the rain. As a fitness instructor with a Fitness Tool that  I am selling at the Flea Market, I look forward to these rainy days. As I am writing this, I am thinking of a Rainy Day Workout using the Tool. Will put it up on You Tube (Put Link in too). Here is a Fit Tip for your rainy day, make sure to reign in on your fitness and  health goals even when it rains.