As a family we watch two shows: 1.) Modern Family and 2.) American Pickers.  I love Mike Wolf and his pursuit of forging and finding treasures among dust, rust and “junk”.   We visited LeClaire, Iowa today to shop Antique Archeology, as featured on the show.

While researching the area I discovered that nature photographers and bird watchers flock to Lock and Dam #14 on the Mississippi River to see the bald eagles.  I am not sure exactly why but eagles seem to hang out at this specific Lock and Dam during the months of January and February .  We joined the line of photographers to snap some of our own images…

I loved the sound of the cameras clicking… Serious cameras like this!

Now, what did we find in the store?  Well, treasures of course and awesome stories from the sweet staff (Danielle wasn’t working).

Did we buy anything?  Our dancer bought this framed treasure.  The staff sent Mike a text to inquire what to charge Elleri.  She was gifted the signed poster.  I purchased a few items for future projects (I will reveal those soon here on the blog).

Danielle has a clever vintage clothing shop across the street with a great stock of cowboy boots, polaroid cameras and other delights.  Sweet staff at both stores!  Gossip alert:  We heard Mike Wolf became a new father to a baby girl two weeks ago!

Antique Archaeology