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Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County “I was curious if you would like to judge our chili cook-off?” -Justin Goodno, President of the Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Society. My response? Let’s just say there’s one less thing on the ole bucket list. The leaves are starting to turn and there’s a daily crisp in the air.… Continue reading Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 6 of 8: The Eldora Corps of Tubers

Eldora, IA: Hardin County (Our 20th County!) What do people do when they get done after riding a bike for 50+ miles? The Iowa Gallivant has some ideas for that question. RAGBRAI’s (Registers-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight #4 has many options that we all love to do when we’ve been working out all day. A comfortable place to sit and drink… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 6 of 8: The Eldora Corps of Tubers

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County (Our 16th County) JayJay and Monie head to RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight town #3 and Fort Dodge was more than ready to welcome us! It’s our 4th scouting stop and The Iowa Gallivant is noticing the increased fever pitch as we get closer and closer to late July and annual invasion of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

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Rock & Roll’s Hallowed Ground-Visiting Northern Iowa and One of Music’s Greatest Time Capsule’s…

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County (Our 9th County!) My in-laws annual summer trip to Iowa was nearing its conclusion. Today was finally going to be the day they make a trip that’s been on their “bucket list” ever since February 3rd, 1959. The day the music died. The day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big… Continue reading Rock & Roll’s Hallowed Ground-Visiting Northern Iowa and One of Music’s Greatest Time Capsule’s…