Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ALittle Look at Walnut Iowa

Thought I'd show you a small town in Iowa where I'm staying. Walnut, Iowa population 875.

This is Linda and Vern's home where I'm staying.

There little street.

This used to be their bed and breakfast on the main street, they still own the little house next door where we will be selling Linda's stuff on Saturday during their town's 3 day walk.

Downtown Walnut 9:30am

Road out of town. Did you miss it? Ha ha

Monday, June 13, 2011

this and That in Iowa

It's kinda overcast aNd rainy today but suppose to be in the 80's by the end of the week with High humidity fun!

We went over to Peace Haven today to put on a little program for the retirement home. Linda is in charge of her churches presentation once a year. We sang and played game and had homemade strawberry pies yummmmm

The other day we went to another town to get groceries (no grocery store in her hometown) and on the way home ran into a caravan of tractors going down the road...must have been a 100. I took a video but darn it can't make it work.

At American Pickers fest we saw a lady that had kitty shoes and sense Linda is considered "the cat lady" she had to buy a pair. of corse those shoes were Doc Martens and pretty high priced bur I found a knock off pair on the net. Aren't they cute?

We were busy cleaning our finds from the thrift store and Bo thought he get in on the cleaning.

See this cool old stove, it sold for $20 at the auction the other day!!!!!!!!!!

Well I'm off to watch the corn grow, more later.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Auction in Iowa

Last night my friend linda took me waaaay over to Atlantic (10 miles from walnut where I'm staying) to an auction OMG fun junque at cheap prices. I bought some grain seed bags, dollies, license plates. Fun

Saturday, June 4, 2011

American Pickers Day 2

Well another hot and humid day with a few sprinkles thrown in. We headed down to the Levee on the Mississippi to claim our spot to watch Danielle and Mike answer questions about their show.

We got there early to get a good parking space and then hit a flea market and found a few treasures While Linda took my new/old baby carriage to the car I went and got seats on the grass.

Mike and Danielle were very nice and interesting. Frank was not there....heard thru the rumor mill he has a gig with craftsman (sears) doing a tool show throughout the states.

After we rested, we went to see Bridesmaids at the movies... Fuuuunnnnny. Don't take the hubby go with girlfriends.

YouTube Video

Friday, June 3, 2011

American Pickers Day 1

We arrived last night and woke up early to go to garage sales and check out Le Claire, the home of the American Pickers.

It was 90 degrees by 11am and with the humidity felt like 100 degrees so we came back by 6pm and relaxed.

The car is full but we're going back tomorrow for more!!!

Back seat of van

Back trunk of van

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guess where I am

I' m off on my shopping trip to Iowa and hope to update my blog as I travel and HOPEFULLY with many good finds :)

Bright and early I left

Guess where i am at the time of this post.

More Later have a great day!