Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

  Oskaloosa, IA: Mahaska County (Our 56th County!) We have been making more efforts to visit, support, and write about Iowa’s treasured county museums and I’m telling you that it’s no chore at all. Especially when they’re off the beaten path like in Mahaska County. We at The Iowa Gallivant take a detour on just about every road… Continue reading Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Driving From Cincinnati to Brazil

Centervillle, IA Area: Appanoose County (Our 55th County!) We knew that Centerville would be where we’d refuel the Team Goodvin-Mobile, grab a bite, walk the world’s largest town square. (You heard that right…You know you have your favorite road trip music playing in your head.) This wouldn’t be the only loop we would be taking on this… Continue reading Driving From Cincinnati to Brazil

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread- Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 20, Sigourney

Sigourney, IA: Keokuk County (Our 54th County!) The beautiful spring weather has swept its way through Iowa and like the vast majority of The Hawkeye State, The Iowa Gallivant was absorbing as much sunshine as possible while we maneuvered through the South Central counties. There’s a lot that communities share in common when you’re traveling through rural Iowa and… Continue reading The Best Between Bread- Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 20, Sigourney

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!

Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s get right into this. We arrived to Indianola, fresh from a 4 hour drive, and we were ready to tackle every inch of their historic town square. When The Iowa Gallivant needs an exceptional local meal we ask a couple of exceptional locals. And folks who know how to pour a mean cherry… Continue reading Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 9, Indianola

Indianola, IA: Warren County We’ve had a lot of sandwiches on this journey and we finally found a breakfast destination worthy to be on The Iowa Gallivant search for the best sandwich in Iowa. You like Elvis? Want something spicy? Have a hankering for some homemade biscuits that would get the largest army in the world to surrender… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 9, Indianola

Grownup Getaways · South Central Iowa

A Night In Iowa’s Most Beautiful Corn Crib…You Heard That Right

Indianola, IA: Warren County (Our 44th County!) Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. An old corn crib on the outskirts of town is starting to roll off its foundation and crumble down a hill in a cow pasture. Just another side affect of an aging building that has long served its purpose. Let gravity take… Continue reading A Night In Iowa’s Most Beautiful Corn Crib…You Heard That Right

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Mistletoe & Tenderloins: A Grant Wood Christmas on the Wapello Trail

Eldon & Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County You hear that? The faint sound of bells jingling away while some jolly dude ho, ho, ho’s through the chilly breeze. It could be coming from anywhere, but, if you ask Team Goodvin, we’ll probably tell you that it’s coming from the greater Ottumwa area. Because it’s one of… Continue reading Mistletoe & Tenderloins: A Grant Wood Christmas on the Wapello Trail