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We drove less than 250 miles on our first day. The reunion had been our final good-bye to a loved one. It was difficult to leave family and friends we hadn’t seen in years. But now we were on our way back home.
Day two started out uneventfully. A free continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express that only made us more hungry and craving a real cup of coffee. Why could I not see the danger that lie ahead? Exit 46 off the interstate was 505th Street in Walnut Iowa. Also known as Antique City Drive. Walnut boasted 900 people, 5 motels, 8 restaurants (7 if you don’t count the MacDonald’s), an Amoco gas station, a funeral home, a Kum & Go (no idea), and 15 antique stores down the main road. That was the danger, of course. Antique stores. It was Lynn’s idea to stretch our legs after our lunch at The Villager Restaurant. We poked around in a few smaller stores at first, then, at the end of the street she hit pay dirt. From their website: Welcome to the Granary Mall. The largest of Walnut’s multi-dealer shops, The Granary Antique mall offers the wares of 100 quality antique dealers from seven states. The range of antiques and collectible goods, which fill the two floors, is as extensive as the distance covered by their dealers.
Four hours later we finally got back in the car.
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