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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

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Onawa, IA: Monona County The wild trek from St. Louis to the sea was a long one for the Corps of Discovery and Western Iowa was an important region to Lewis and Clark’s mission so why not celebrate it every year at Lewis and Clark State Park in the heart of the Loess Hills. If you love period clothing, handmade… Continue reading Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

Manchester, IA: Delaware County (Our 72nd County!) Near the banks of the mighty Maquoketa River is a little Delaware County deli that overlooks one of Iowa’s premier recreational destinations. We made another Northeast Iowa day trip in search of some of the area’s finest meat lockers for the Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip project and we discovered an overlook that not… Continue reading Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In

Sutherland, IA: O’Brien County We have written many posts about our latest trip to O’Brien County and if you have been reading them you can see why we have fallen in love with this area. Four days and three nights were spent here by Team Goodvin and what a memorable visit we had. The days were long… Continue reading A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

O’Brien County, IA Exploring has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Whether it be in the woods, forests and parks near my hometown to the endless road trips I’ve experienced with my family and by my self experiencing this country. Our recent Northwest Iowa road trip opened our eyes to a… Continue reading Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks

O’Brien County, IA Harvest season is upon us here in Iowa and that brings forth an incredible amount of inspired autumn road trips. NW-IA is home to some of the Hawkeye State’s most intact prairie landscapes and Team Goodvin took in as much as we could in a four day span. You may already know… Continue reading O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks