Just over the Mississippi River, where the Twin Cities of St.Paul and Minneapolis meet, lies a cluster of brick buildings once home to the King Koil Mattress Factory. Faded paintings of the mascot– a bedspring wearing a crown– still dot the brick walls. But King Koil is no more.
I have a rule. No travel during the holidays. But rules are made to be broken, and this year I gladly broke my own.
I went to Spain and visited a shoemaker who doesn’t make shoes.