Several Red Shed Girls, along with myself, wore pedometers and went about our normal flea market routine while attending the Junk Bonanza. People averaged about 1.25-1.5 miles during their morning adventures. Some covered about 3/4 of a mile while others covered nearly 2 miles.
I suspect shopping style is a key factor in the variation of distances covered. For example, I usually zoom around the entire place looking for specific larger items or items that catch my eye. Then I do a second loop looking for medium-sized items or revisiting larger items. On another loop, I get into the smalls and am walking at a much easier pace. Of course, in between all that are the visits with vendors, the trackbacks, and the pondering of whether to leave an item or snatch it up (before you see someone else walking away with it–THE HORROR! If you are a junker, you know that feeling). I tend to keep looping until fatigue, a full truck, an impatient companion, or an empty wallet dictate that it is time to go.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!...WHAT IS YOUR FLEA MARKET SHOPPING STYLE?
My suspicion is that other people shop flea markets differently. What is your flea market shopping style? What factors influence how you shop?