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
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
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!
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
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
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
Agency, IA: Wapello County “Let’s take the long way back!” One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in the Team Goodvin road trip-mobile. Without these voluntary detours, we wouldn’t have the inventory of blog posts we have now. Our recent trip to Ottumwa was winding down and we needed to treat our history buff personalities. Luckily… Continue reading Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars
Let the awards season begin! What an amazing round of tacos we had this year! Our search for Iowa’s Best Hometown Tacos took us to a lot of restaurants with 25 of them making it to the pages of The Iowa Gallivant. We went all over the state in search of some of the best tacos. Obviously, we… Continue reading Iowa’s Best Hometown Taco Award Goes To…..
Knoxville, IA: Marion County (Our 36th County!) Here we go again! Team Goodvin is on another road trip and another great Iowa town lured us in for another great round of tacos! Knoxville has a thriving town square that offers some great eats, but we needed another fix from south of the border to get this taco… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 23, Knoxville
Winterset, IA: Madison County (Our 35th County!) One of the best road trips you can take in Iowa is through Madison County. Legions of travelers love the covered bridges, rolling hills, and unique landscapes. We were passing through and needed to soak in as much of Winterset as we could in a short period of time.… Continue reading Two Hours in Winterset