The price of Duluth gold in Iowa: 50-cents an ounce

Shoppers never know what they’ll find at Artifacts vintage store in Iowa City. Last week I found Duluth. Artifacts is a regular stop on our Iowa City family visits and we’ve brought back a lot of great things from the place.¬†Like the wedding ring I’m wearing right now. The store is crammed with old furniture, … More The price of Duluth gold in Iowa: 50-cents an ounce

Minnesota or Wisconsin: Hardware store cinema

  This hardware store has plumbing equipment, hammers, paint, glue, drama, comedies, westerns and romantic comedies. Yes, someone turned an old neighborhood movie theater into a hardware store. Customers can watch the action play out on the big screen while they wait for clerks to mix a quart of paint or find their screen repair … More Minnesota or Wisconsin: Hardware store cinema

Sliding uphill

Heavy snowfall makes winter driving in Minnesota a real pain, but drop a light dusting over Duluth hills and dangerous driving is taken to a new place: The uphill slide. A quick YouTube search shows how cars, trucks and buses are no match for ice-covered avenues that tilt down at black diamond angles through this … More Sliding uphill