2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Potluck Crashing · Roadside Iowa

The Beautiful Lyon’s Share of NW-Iowa: Cabin to the Casino

*You can’t be any further from Des Moines and still be in the state of Iowa then Lyon County! A few miles from Minnesota and South Dakota and one of the most unique areas of Iowa’s rolling prairies. This two day excursion was sponsored by Lyon County Economic Development. The views expressed in this blog… Continue reading The Beautiful Lyon’s Share of NW-Iowa: Cabin to the Casino

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Lewis & Clark Should Have Stayed Longer in Monona County, Iowa & So Should We

*Our third Loess Hills County this year and the scenery did not disappoint. The western border of Iowa is one of the most geographically unique in all the world and we were looking forward to being back on its green summertime trails. Our trip here was sponsored by Discover Monona County, Iowa and some of… Continue reading Lewis & Clark Should Have Stayed Longer in Monona County, Iowa & So Should We

Lodging · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Tell Neola I Miss’er: Pottawattamie’s Arrowhead Park

*The recent Pottawattamie County Gallivant brought us lakeside to a park I have driven past far too many times. Shame on us, but we made it happen this go’around, and I was sure glad we did. Our stay at Arrowhead Park was complimentary and the views expressed are of my own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Neola,… Continue reading Tell Neola I Miss’er: Pottawattamie’s Arrowhead Park

Outdoors All Year · South Central Iowa

The Delicious and Crafty Side of Golf Town-Iowa: The Oskaloosa Getaway You Need

*Thank you to Oskaloosa Main Street and Mahaska Chamber and Development Group for showing a couple gallivanters how great your community is. Our visit here was hosted and some of the meals and products were complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Oskaloosa, Iowa: Mahaska County The county seat of Mahaska… Continue reading The Delicious and Crafty Side of Golf Town-Iowa: The Oskaloosa Getaway You Need

Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Allamakee All Year-Every Season is Road Trip Season in Extreme NE-Iowa

*Our gallivants have taken us to NE-Iowa many times and I’m happy to highlight our adventures in Allamakee County with all of you. We’re proud to share this sponsored post and our opinions of this amazing region are of our own. Let’s gallivant through memory lane and all our travels in Allamakee County! The winds… Continue reading Allamakee All Year-Every Season is Road Trip Season in Extreme NE-Iowa

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

At Long Last It’s Lansing-Peak Autumn Season in Far NE-Iowa

*It was a long time coming, but we made back on the road. I was honored to be hosted by the folks at Allamakee Economic Development and Tourism. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Lansing, Iowa: Allamakee County Several months slipped by since our last official gallivant back in March of… Continue reading At Long Last It’s Lansing-Peak Autumn Season in Far NE-Iowa

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Outdoors All Year · South Dakota

Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Watertown, SD: Codington County (Our 1st South Dakota County) We made many stops on an 8 day stretch that went through many regions of the Midwest. A gallivant that took us through Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and eventually back to our Iowa City-HQ. We have explored many miles of Western South Dakota, and… Continue reading Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

*Iowa has many county parks and we were lucky enough to receive a complementary stay at one of them. The views of Hagge County Park in this blog post are of own. Let’s gallivant this place! Sac City, IA: Sac County We had a weekend of adventure that kicked off our summertime family travels, and… Continue reading Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #4 in Crawford County

Denison, Iowa: Crawford County There’s a lot to love, when it comes to our gallivants, and, speaking of love, our summer trip to Denison gave me another opportunity to surprise my wife with yet another proposal. The breeze was slight, the temp was a perfect 80 with hardly any clouds in the giant blue sky and… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #4 in Crawford County

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1

Exira and Brayton, Iowa: Audubon County You need to get out and explore and you know you’ve been thinking about it. There’s a lot to do in those two metro areas I mentioned and both supply a lot of entertainment and fun you’re familiar with. Let’s get out a little and possibly often. There’s so much to… Continue reading The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1