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
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.....
I'm also posting this over at Cache Crazy today for Cache Crazy Tuesday.