How about a day trip to a small town in Clayton County? Travel along Highway 3 to Strawberry Point. Upon arrival, the first thing you'll see is, of course, the giant red strawberry. It stands proudly above it all, like Strawberry Points’ own Lady Liberty, perched just in front of City Hall.
Must Stop Shops:
Jake and Company offer a mix of decor, ranging from modern chic to blast-from-the-past vintage. Find the perfect gift this holiday season, or something new to make your home pop for the holidays.
Then, skip across the street to Clayton Drug. You'll be delighted to discover that this drugstore actually has a fantastic collection of trendy home décor, CoCo purses, stylish jewelry, and colorful scarves. There are items for the Iowa Hawkeye fan and Iowa Cyclone enthusiasts alike. Snag versatile soup and cheese kits while you treat yourself to a guilty pleasure at the old-fashioned soda fountain. Nostalgia reigns at Clayton Drug. Don't miss it.
Just around the corner is Rivals, Inc. This shop specializes in custom screen printing and embroidery. Think t-shirts and sportswear. Get a perfectly personalized gift for the sports fanatic in your life.
Now, pamper yourself with a much-needed massage at Body Kinextions. Let go and relax the seasonal tension away. This is the perfect way to end a day of shopping for your loved ones.
Bring it all home with a stop into Back Home Country Cookin’. Walk in and smell the wood burning in the crackling fireplace. At the rustic wooden plank top tables, enjoy the crispy fried chicken just like grandma used to make. But save room for the best part. The pie. Check out Brenda’s pie count on the chalkboard above the fireplace for your delectable selections. Before you leave, browse the gift shop area, where hand-made wooden toys, soaps, and so much more, are available.
By Gianna Manternach
Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG