#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing get into sight, you’ll wonder why it has taken you so long to visit this area.… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 31, Waukon

Waukon, IA: Allamakee County Our recent  Scouting-RAGBRAI trip to Waukon showed us an amazing time. The winery, huge omelets, giant margaritas, a Moscow Mule the size of an actual mule, and a visit to the Cheese Curd Capitol of Iowa. That would be more than enough for your first trip to Waukon, but there was a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 31, Waukon

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 30, Elkader

Elkader, IA: Clayton County Big things come in compact situations especially on our travels. You can find some of Iowa’s greatest places by simply walking up to them, joining a line, and patiently waiting your turn. And sometimes what’s huge in flavor doesn’t come in something the size of your average corgi. Not that we don’t… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 30, Elkader

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Getting Smoked on Father’s Day

New Albin, IA: Allamakee County We all know what a lot of Dads want for Fathers Day. Their loving family showering them with utmost respect, joy and tenderness. Mmmmmm…..Tendernesssssss. Just being around your loved ones has cured many anguishing moments you might have had. Mmmmm…..Cuuuuured. And usually, it’s Dad’s choice to pick what to do… Continue reading Getting Smoked on Father’s Day

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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

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

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco

Cresco, IA: Howard County I realized during our last visit to Cresco how much I needed a “Vinnie” in my life. A Vinnie that answers my texts at 2 A.M. or picks me up at the airport on a weekend. A Vinnie that shows me how to tackle long division and never brings up all… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco