No farmers market today. This morning I got up and went to the Alameda Flea market. It meets the first Sunday of every month, and has over 800 dealers. Items need to be at least 20 years old or they are not allowed to be sold at the market. I've been meaning to go to this market for months but have never made it well today was the day. I arrived with a whole 35 dollars burning a hole in my pocket and much determination. It was a cloudy, windy and cool day but I did not let that stop me. What stopped me was the size!! It was huge and went on and on. I was overwhelmed, I wandered around rather stunned looking at things, touching things and wanting what everyone else had in their hands. I bought my self a cup of coffee tried to unthaw the chill that had set in and attempted to conquer the market. I soon realized that I needed to dress warmer, and have more money. I consider this a trial run, just a warm up to check out the lay of the land. I plan to return next month. The shock to my system will be gone, my pockets will be richer but the determination will be the same.