Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Fort Dodge, Iowa: Webster County It’s the last days of winter and you know you’re feeling a little cooped up. You can continue to hibernate or figure out a way to show this long winter how take it on and head into the Spring primed and ready for action and the folks in Webster County want… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County The yuletide season was just getting warmed up on our visit, and we had a lot of memorable moments ahead including another round of tasty meals. Breakfast on the ground floor of Hotel Ottumwa was up to bat!   2nd Street Cafe has the all the butter, syrup, pancakes, sausage, and cinnamon… Continue reading The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 1 of 2

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County The holiday season is nearing its peak and that doesn’t mean anyone in the Ottumwa area will be slowing down when it comes to jolly ‘ole times in southern Iowa. We’ve made a few trips here and each one produces memorable moments like what you’re going to see in our recent… Continue reading The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 1 of 2

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing: An Illuminated Soup Supper

Coralville, IA: Johnson County The holiday season can supply some of the best community lights, meals, and goodwill you can experience all year long. A reminder to everyone when you see the two words “supper” or “potluck” next to a place of worship or community center you may want to ask yourselves if the plans… Continue reading Potluck Crashing: An Illuminated Soup Supper

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food

Stuffing the Stockings & Iowa Feasting: Boone For the Holidays Part 2 of 2

Boone & Madrid, IA: Boone County You need a great meal….I mean meals…and you also need a beautiful state park, local wine, premium hotel room, and a place that has more Christmas cheer than Rudolph, Bing Crosby and Clark W. Griswold have combined. We found it and rolled in it like the first snow angel of… Continue reading Stuffing the Stockings & Iowa Feasting: Boone For the Holidays Part 2 of 2

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Museums and History

Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Boone, IA: Boone County (Our 79th County!) If there is anything I’ve learned in our Midwest travels it is that communities know how to make a family feel at home without even trying. Boone, Iowa, is no exception and we had the feeling of being home for the holidays all weekend long. As you know, we don’t… Continue reading Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service

Think Outside the Stocking & Road Trip Your Holidays

*There’s nothing better that a holiday getaway and we’re lucky to be the official On the Road Ambassadors for Linder Tire Service! Toys get broken and the adorable pajamas you buy will only last so long. You can travel to make everyone else happy at a big gathering or you can do something revolutionary. Make you… Continue reading Think Outside the Stocking & Road Trip Your Holidays