Waukon, IA: Allamakee County What’s the biggest city in Iowa? Go ahead and answer that question but, after reading this post, you may want to change your answer. You see, RAGBRAI has a way of redirecting your mind frame even it is just for a week in late July. Each overnight town has a way of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn
Cresco, IA: Howard County (Our 58th County!) A town that has raised some of the greatest Americans in our history is prepping for 2017’s annual RAGBRAI voyage and we’re here to tell you that Overnight #6 is going to have all your carbs, beverages, and plenty of ways to recharge your whole ride. This is The Iowa Gallivant and you know… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times
Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s get right into this. We arrived to Indianola, fresh from a 4 hour drive, and we were ready to tackle every inch of their historic town square. When The Iowa Gallivant needs an exceptional local meal we ask a couple of exceptional locals. And folks who know how to pour a mean cherry… Continue reading Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!
Lake Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County (Our 46th County) Let’s just say we wanted to beat the ‘Boji crowds and show-up in early March and why not! I’m corn-fed Iowa boy born in Marshalltown and lived in the towns of Guthrie Center, Marion, Iowa City, and Hills. I have family and friends all over the state, created an… Continue reading Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip
Algona, IA: Kossuth County (Our 45th County!) The route is on! Or announced that is. And that means The Iowa Gallivant is starting our 3rd season of scouting RAGBRAI! (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) There’s 8 exciting overnights to scout out and our first stop is #3 on the path of the world greatest bike tour. Algona is prepping do be this year’s premier oasis… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Algona-Killer Omelets, Wine Country, & Parrot Destination All In One Oasis
Indianola, IA: Warren County (Our 44th County!) Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. An old corn crib on the outskirts of town is starting to roll off its foundation and crumble down a hill in a cow pasture. Just another side affect of an aging building that has long served its purpose. Let gravity take… Continue reading A Night In Iowa’s Most Beautiful Corn Crib…You Heard That Right
Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County The magical date for all those who love all things Irish, even if it’s just for one day, is generally March 17th. The early days of spring gives us countless parades… and waves of green beer with corned beef and cabbage by the truck full. All can be enjoyable ways to… Continue reading Iowa Irish Fest 2017 is Coming! Aug 4th-6th