Monday, August 15, 2011

A visit with "American Pickers"

Well it's Monday August 8, We leave camp and head for Rt. 80 WEST!! We drive about 300 miles a day average and arrive at P&S Trailer Service in Helena, Ohio. They have courtesy parking out back of their garage, full hookups for free. Next morning I take a quick tour of the Airstreams they are refurbishing. Some brought in for a full overhaul and the rest come for accident repairs. Most are here for a new polished coat on the aluminum. I saw some just about done, I could shave in the mirror shine. Pictures
Aug. 9, Tuesday, We leave on Rt. 6 Ohio and head for the west again. We pass thru a lot of little towns then connect to Rt. 24 into Indiana then into Illinois. We stop for the night in Carlock, near Normal Ill. They said I couldn't stay in Normal so we went to Carlock. We stopped at Kamp Komfort RV Park & Campground right off Rt. 74. Beautiful Camp that used to be a KOA, this place was clean. we arrived at 6 pm and tired after 370 miles today. They had a pool, so Mom and I changed and headed for the pool. We were the only ones there for a hour. We finally ate supper at 8 pm.
Aug 10, Wednesday, We follow Rt. 74 toward Davenport, Iowa, We cross the Mississippi River, as we are crossing we see Tug Boats pushing barges along the river. We stop at the Welcome Center for Iowa for maps. We find out we are 1/2 mile from the TV Show "American Pickers" on the History channel. We find a parking spot along the narrow streets and take a look. I saw many things that Mike & Frank have found in the TV Show on display for sale too. Sorry!! They are out doing a show. I took a few shots too! We headed down the road to Lakeside Rv. Park, a Passport Campground. When we arrive there were only 2 sites left. We were setting up when a motor home arrived and took the last spot, more came later but were turned away. We are staying 2 days so we can tour the area, John Deere is headquartered here and have lots to see tomorrow. Click for pictures
God Bless AirstreamHobo and Mom

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