North Dakota

A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

Billings County, North Dakota (Our First ND County) I write this post in a much different way than I usually do, and it may set the tone of The Iowa Gallivant going forward. I looked ahead and thought about the beautiful pictures we took and most of all the photos that Beautiful Badlands ND graciously… Continue reading A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

Council Bluffs, Minden, & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County Part one of our Council Bluffs scouting mission showed us some of the greats when it comes to this area. This is why we needed part two to keep this adventure going and show you even more. Get ready for more of your carbalicious, caffeinated, and all… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

*Our scouting mission to Burlington was capped off by having the Quality Inn-Burlington as a lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County You have a lot of your plate here in Burlington, and you’ll need a place to unwind and hang your hat… Continue reading Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

*The winds were just right for another visit to Keokuk and we were lucky enough to be given a complimentary stay here at the General Samuel Curtis House. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Keokuk, IA: Lee County Airbnb can produce some of the most interesting properties when you search it’s… Continue reading Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Welcome to part two as we breeze through Burlington! RAGBRAI has made the journey to this city before, but not like this. When you get to the Mississippi you still have one more night before getting to take a dip, because Burlington is Overnight #7 for 2019! Now that you… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

*Iowa has many county parks and we were lucky enough to receive a complementary stay at one of them. The views of Hagge County Park in this blog post are of own. Let’s gallivant this place! Sac City, IA: Sac County We had a weekend of adventure that kicked off our summertime family travels, and… Continue reading Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

Council Bluffs and Carter Lake: Pottawattamie County (Our 82nd County) Can you believe that we are in our fifth summer of The Iowa Gallivant, and this is the first time we made the trip to this entertaining region? That’s why we took advantage of this gallivant and Unleash Council Bluffs was there to help us… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2