10. Our food never rots (it freezes).
9. The locals are impressed. (ok, maybe they think we’re crazy)
8. Low water means the canoe will never drift away if not tied town.
7. When it doesn’t freeze at night, we remark how warm it is.
It will never cease to amaze me how much can happen if you let it. We’re staying in a studio apartment in Davenport, Iowa through the generosity of Dustin, another warmshowers.org host. He’s a printer – he makes the big signs on buses and t-shirts and giant sticks of gum the size of you.
He does all sorts of things. His apartment is above a newspaper publisher in an old brick building downtown. His apartment is his office, and a museum of creativity – Mississippi driftwood and bike pieces made into art. He’s working on a side project right now – making giant lollipops for an upcoming Christmas event. Big styrofoam balls and brightly coloured foil lay on the floor.