Along with the trash (mostly paper and plastic), we always find a few treasures, tidbits and oddities.

Below are samples from the most recent litter pickups.

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February 2018

A 2 rupee coin (worth about 3 cents) and a 50 drachma coin (worth about 18 cents). What are the odds you'd find any foreign currency on the highway?   A lovely Tyrolean felt hat in good condition.
That's a child's boot and a child's sock. Unfortunately we found only one of each.   A cute toy, just needs batteries.
A clearly fake $100 bill used for advertising. But we were fooled for just a few seconds!   A Nerf projectile - they whistle when they are shot from a special gun, Website
A binary sliderule, with the arms broken. A truly rare find.   Waaay too many of these business cards!

A black suede jacket. One shoulder is a bit sun-faded, but it would still keep someone warm.   Straws, straws and more straws. These are just the ones Sabine and I found on the two areas we cleaned. What a stupid product!
A white blanket. Other than a little road dirt, it was in good condition. We will wash it and donate it.   We picked up three bags of recyclable plastic, glass, and aluminum. After sorting, the winner and still champion: plastic bottles. Two of the three bags!

January 2018

A Sheriff Woody doll. Except for being a bit dirty, he's in good shape. Some kid browsing at the Goodwill Store is going to love him!   A container of spray deodorant, still plenty in it.
This month's collection of Bott's Dots   One of two hoodies in good condition.
An insulated tote, like a lunch box.   A Raider's antenna flag
All those little Gallo bottles - 39 of them!   The same Gallo wine bottles sorted into the cardboard 4-packs that were found at the same site.
  And two good pairs of shoes!



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