Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging

Game On at the Gateway!

*Our stay at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Ames, IA: Story County Sports! Sports! Sports! I had to get that out because this guy loves August and the beginning of college football season! Ames knows how to bring… Continue reading Game On at the Gateway!

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service

The Stunning Views From Some of Our Favorite Gallivants

Another great trip sponsored by Linder Tire Service here on The Iowa Gallivant! We’ve taken many road trips in our lives and when we think of scenic overlooks, we sometimes “overlook” the views we can experience here in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Here are some of our most memorable moments looking out at the vast landscapes… Continue reading The Stunning Views From Some of Our Favorite Gallivants

Family Adventures · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Audubon, IA: Audubon County You see that sign for a museum coming up on your road trip? Perhaps it wasn’t on page 1 of your list of museums you’ve heard of. That’s when I know I’m going to love it! I’ve been to huge internationally known museums and had a great time there. I’ve also been… Continue reading Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Potluck Crashing · South Central Iowa

Potluck Crashing: Clear Creek BBQ CookOff-The Ultimate Church Supper

Harper, IA: Keokuk County We get invited to a lot of places and we make an honest to goodness attempt to visit as many areas we can here on The Iowa Gallivant. When someone calls and asks if I’d like to judge a BBQ cook-off I usually come running at full speed leaving dust behind me like in… Continue reading Potluck Crashing: Clear Creek BBQ CookOff-The Ultimate Church Supper

Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

*Our stay at the Lauritsen Lodge was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to gallivanting! Exira, IA: Audubon County Lauritsen Lodge is one of the most unique landmarks you will see in Audubon County and it’s right next to one of Iowa’s most unique roadside wonders.… Continue reading The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

Audubon, IA: Audubon County The area just kept producing one great time after another. This includes a big bucket list item checked off for me that’s right in the middle of my favorite part of Iowa. The off the beaten path destination. Through miles and miles of rural Audubon County gravel roads, you’ll find Iowa’s most… Continue reading Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2