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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Antique Archaeology and a Geocache

Have you ever seen the TV show American Pickers?  Louie and I are addicted to that show.  The home base for the pickers is their store Antique Archaeology in LeClaire, Iowa.  If you look closely at the photo below you will see me sneaking around behind the sign to find a geocache. 

My mom and dad had actually visited the store a couple of years ago and got to meet owner and picker, Mike Wolfe.  Mom said he was a really nice guy.

A couple of weeks ago I got a bug in my butt and decided that I wanted to drive out to LeClaire and see the store.  You know what a road trip means don't you?  Geocaching!!  We tossed the old ball and chain  my mom and dad, in the back of the car and off we drove with our sights set on LeClaire, Iowa.  Of course I picked a couple of geocaches to do along the way.  The first one we did was in Rapids City.

It was early in the morning when we got out of the car to search for the cache.  Just then another car pulled up, a couple got out carrying a GPS, and wouldn't you know it - 2 geocachers from out of town.  It's always fun to meet other cachers on the trail.

We did another couple of geocaches and pulled across the Mississippi river into Iowa.  A quick mile or two down the road and we were in front of the Antique Archaeology store.  It looks exactly like it does on the TV show, but it's a lot smaller in real life than what you think it is.  Even though the store had just opened for the day, there was already a large crowd milling around.

 We saw a lot of items at the store that we had seen Mike and Frank picking on TV. 

The store is just packed with lots of cool things to see.

This Triumph sign was one of my favorite items!

Of course there's a geocache hidden someplace outside the store and of course we found it.  We had to be super stealthy because of all the people, but we did manage to find and sign the cache.  I'm not telling where it was hidden, but I will tell you that the cache location is shown in one of the photos I posted.  Hee hee.....

It was really fun to see the actual Antique Archaeology store and since I wrote Archaeology so many times in the post, I now know how to spell it.  LOL!  Afterwards we headed over to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum, but I'll save that for another post.

written by Bugleann from Snug Harbor Bay


CrazyCris said...

Fun! :)

BigAl said...

Kim, that was a neat article and I really enjoyed it. I love the pictures and hope to someday get out that way. Thanks for taking me there in the meantime.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

They also have a store in Nashville that I want to go to.

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