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Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County *Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. From the early days of the 1800’s with early American pioneers, to the British invaders in the war of 1812, to the modern travelers of Team Goodvin… it seems everyone wants a piece of Fort… Continue reading Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

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Johnny Carson & the BBQ Battle

Corning, IA: Adams County The birthplace of Johnny Carson is becoming a complete summer destination more and more every year. The ample amount of camping options, fishing opportunities, and scenic Iowa landscapes, and an incredible Main Street District. Why am I not talking about the BBQ yet? Let’s eat! I had the opportunity to be a… Continue reading Johnny Carson & the BBQ Battle

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

Shenandoah, IA: Page County (Our 30th County!) Another longtime friend of RAGBRAI is gearing up for another round of riders rolling through in July. Summer is a great time to visit Page County, and the annual two-wheeled invasion of Iowa has made the area even more busy. Overnight #2 is loaded with history and ready to make more… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

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Iowa Icons-Jon Jon’s Bobble Headed Invasion of The Corridor

Back in May of this summer, I heard that I need to mark my calendar for August 7th. After I heard why, I knew that The Iowa Gallivant needed to be in Cedar Rapids for what could turn out to be a once in a lifetime chance to see a tribute that was a long… Continue reading Iowa Icons-Jon Jon’s Bobble Headed Invasion of The Corridor

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Van Buren Village Hopping: Part 1-Chief Black Hawk & the Banks of Bentonsport

Villages of Van Buren County, IA (Our 18th County!) Memorial Day weekend had the entire state of Iowa busting at the seams with opportunities for a Team Goodvin getaway. We opted to take a trip to one of the most scenic and historic areas in our homeland. The dart landed on Van Buren County and we… Continue reading Van Buren Village Hopping: Part 1-Chief Black Hawk & the Banks of Bentonsport

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Meet us at Jefferson & Lincoln-Colo & the Corner

Colo, IA: Story County (Our 17th County!) From coast to coast and from pines to palms. Many of the original “Great American Road Trips” originated on these historic treks called the Jefferson HWY and Lincoln HWY. Linking New York City with San Francisco is the Lincoln stretching across the US from East to West. Going North and… Continue reading Meet us at Jefferson & Lincoln-Colo & the Corner

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A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard

Hills, IA: Johnson County Over the Mother’s Day weekend, team Goodvin decided to just stay put. Let’s chill and stay local and we’ll come up with some plans for the next road trip. And then we look out our kitchen window. We’re still the “new family” on our block and getting acquainted with the happenings that Hills,… Continue reading A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard