Tuesday, May 10, 2011

100 Mile Garage Sales Part 1

Hi friends! Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted. I was having issues with blogger and I was out of town for Mother's day weekend. I went on a road trip with my mom and my brother's girlfriend Nycole to the 100 miles of garage sales in MN and WI along the Mississippi River valley. I did this once before about 8 years ago but this time was much better! What a blast we had. There are sale upon sale upon sale! It's like it never ends. We did manage to find several good sales with lots of unique items and vintage goodies. I will show you the treasures I found in another post. Some of the other places we visited were: Redwing, Frontenac, Lake City, Reads Landing and Wabasha on the MN side. On the WI side were Alma, Nelson, Pepin, Stockholm and Maiden Rock to name a few. There were many deals to be had-glad we brought the pickup truck! In this post I wanted to share some pictures of the small town Alma and the adventure we had there. We stayed the night in Alma at the historic Laue House Inn. What a cute little town. It really has changed since we were there last and has become more charming. Everyone we met was very nice and loved talking with all the garage salers.
Where we stayed the night - Laue House Inn

One of our rooms

The stairway at the Laue House

The other room

A view from upper Alma

A neat shrine on the hill top

Nycole and a really weird leaf rake

The Alma bakery - so yummy!!

Mom tried a root beer float cupcake - yummy

The outside view of the bakery

Me and Nycole

Yep! There was even a sale up these steps

After the sale up the stairs we got a tour of this fantastic old building

A chippy shabby door   way cool!

Another funky sale was up this steep driveway

Another view of the driveway. We found some good stuff at this one

Leaving Alma- a view from the back of the pick-up (its full!)


  1. Love the pics...we have a garage sale similar starting in Alabama to Kentucky, but it is in August...talking about HOT & STEAMY! Loved all your pics, but would love to see what you bought! SHOW US THE LOOT! Thanx, tiffany from the cranky queen

  2. Wow, wow and wow again. What wonderful pics, lovely places to visit and woo miles of garage sales on top of it all - sounds just great! Valerie

  3. Looks like a great time...dontcha just LOVE a good sale!?

  4. I miss my days on the Mississippi.
    You need to link up part two with Vintage Thingee hop.

  5. Wow that is one CREEPY doll. But I love the stuff you found! And I loved the jewelry you made for mother's day. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because I was able to find your blog! Following you now :).


  6. Oh my gosh! When i googled the 100 mile garage sale, your blog came up! That is exciting! Jen said you girls are going this year. When is it!
    I had so much fun with you guys!!!! Xo


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