Hehe, you probably saw me then wandering around with my big Nikon SLR camera taking photos.
Did you bid on anything? I didn't because just the opening bids were all too expensive for my budget.
I didn't go to the second half of the auction where all the old arcade games were though. I did walk through there before the auction just to check out everything and take some pictures, but I didn't have the time to stick around for when people actually started bidding on the stuff in that big warehouse. That's where all the really unusual stuff was in my opinion. Those logs carved into famous people were just strange looking to me for some unknown reason and they kind of gave me the creeps.
You were wondering about what people did with all that strange stuff and I did talk to the couple that bought the old mining cart about that. After they won I asked the husband what they planned to do with it and he said that they owned a furniture store in Oregon. The store's showroom has lots of historical items on display like old cars, old trucks, and an old airplane hanging from the ceiling. He said that the mining cart would look perfect in their showroom next to the rest of their collection of old items.
The funny thing was that I asked him how he was going to get the mining cart home and he said that he drove his Ford F-150 truck, but he wasn't sure if it could carry the cart. I then asked him how heavy the thing was and he laughed and said, "I have absolutely no idea...do you know?"
My only prior experience with mining carts was looking at them at Knott's Berry Farm's Calico Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride, plus at the two Big Thunder Mountain Railroads in the USA, and at Grizzly River Run at California Adventure. I did try to roll the mining cart that was up for auction that morning but it wouldn't budge at all. That could have been because the axles were rusted in place though. I could tell that it was pretty heavy and I sure wouldn't want to pick it up and load it into that guy's truck bed!