Antique Archaeology Adventure

My boyfriend and I decided to take a road trip from New Orleans (his hometown) to Minneapolis (my hometown).  I’ll share little tidbits in the coming days, don’t worry ; )

Anyway, one obligatory stop was in LeClaire, Iowa.  Where?!, you say.  LeClaire is a town on the western bank of the Mississippi River in Iowa, just across the river from Illinois.  It’s essentially a suburb, or a town surrounding, the Quad Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.  My dad is actually from Moline, so it was neat to at least drive through the town – I hadn’t been there in years.

So, back to LeClaire.  It is an antique town, meaning that there are tons of antique shops there (about 1 shop for every 10 inhabitants).  It’s also the home of Antique Archaeology, the store owned by Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History Channel’s American Pickers.  We didn’t find any antique treasures (they specialize in what I consider “guy stuff”, like motorcycles and tools, whereas I prefer Florentine serving trays and gilt mirrors), but I did pick up a neat American Pickers posters.

And no, Mike and Fritz were not there – they were out pickin’.  Danielle wasn’t in, either.  Boo.  Maybe next time…

{that’s me in front of the Antique Archeology “mascot”}


À demain,


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