2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 45, Decatur City

Decatur City, IA: Decatur County It’s that old story that you’ve heard so many times before. You see a diner you’re partial to in Ellsworth, Kansas, and you decide to buy it, load it on a huge trailer and reopen it in rural Iowa. Yup….That story was a first for us too. While cruising Route… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 45, Decatur City

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Roadside Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

Walcott, IA: Scott County Just off of Interstate 80 and right next to the world’s largest truck stop is Gramma’s Kitchen and a menu that would be grandma approved by many. That’s right folks, it’s homemade here with a touch of a little more homemade and at the end they to add more homemade. Sometimes staying ON the… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

Fertile, IA: Worth County (Our 63rd County) The GPS can be a great tool, but when you have no plans or reason to get home at a certain time than I highly suggest turning it off when gallivanting. We had a mission to give Mason City a look-see when we left the Buddy Holly Crash Site and headed… Continue reading A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County If you’ve been following The Iowa Gallivant you’ve seen the treks we’ve been on all year and beyond. This RAGBRAI-2017 project started in March with Algona and ends with one of America’s most historic lake towns. We have made it! Here’s the last scouting trip we have for you, RAGBRAI. Overnight… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa

A President’s Beginning & Ending

West Branch, IA: Cedar County It’s officially Iowa Museum Week as I write this and lucky for Team Goodvin we have one of the state’s most important landmarks not too far from our home. I grew up in Iowa City, which is less than 10 miles away from West Branch with all its familiar history. Now… Continue reading A President’s Beginning & Ending

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Roadside Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

Sutliff, IA: Johnson County We’ve been to Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern many times and this is our second time writing about it. Only the most memorable of places find their way on to The Iowa Gallivant and this is one of our favorite day trips from our headquarters in Hills, IA. I ordered a sandwich I haven’t had… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

Pocahontas, IA: Pocahontas County (Our 59th County!) We find ourselves gravitating to the creamy oasis know as the local summertime ice cream shop more and more. It must be the anticipation for their annual openings and the great memories that come with it. Our visit to Northwest Iowa brought us through the town of Pocahontas and we… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas