I wanted to add an additional aside to my last blog post about passing through the Midwest. I mentioned that I had met an antique dealer in Kansas who liked to visit the flea markets in Long Beach and Pasadena to buy antiques. I found this very surprising. I would have thought that it would be profitable to purchase antiques in the Midwest and sell them in California, but I now think the opposite is true. Antiques command a higher price in the Midwest! That being said, we met a couple in the tiny town of Rock Port, Missouri who ran one of the most beautiful antique shops we have seen, specializing in antique glass and pottery. I wanted to give them a little plug on my blog. Their names are Don and Margaret Ireland, and their shop is 3-Korners Antiques. Stop and see them if you are ever in the area, or contact them if you are a collector and looking for rare pieces.