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Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI

La Crosse, WI: La Crosse County (Our third Wisconsin County) I have no idea why I’ve never been to La Crosse, Wisconsin, until January of 2019. It was always there and just around three hours away. Fewer miles and less time on the road compared to other Midwest metro areas like Chicago, Twin Cities, Kansas City, St.… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI

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Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

Stoddard & Genoa, WI: Vernon, County (Our Second Wisconsin County) There was a genuineness to everywhere we went in scenic Vernon County. Supper club specials, happy hour, fishing advice and my favorite, genuine and premium Midwest hospitality. This would be the theme we had all over the Driftless area during our week there, but there was something… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

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Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

Leisure Time Sports Bar & Bowl was stop number one after checking into our motel room and a very long nap. You want to meet locals then this is where they’re at among the tall beers and exploding sounds coming from the pins. Along with the familiar shameful hum of the gutter from my “green… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

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99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Lansing & New Albin, IA: Allamakee County It happened again and this time it was in Iowa’s B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Driftless Area. This was on one of the first of our gallivants this year and it was just after a light snow that blanketed the area. We knew the area well and we were on a trip to… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County Our wurst quest is winding down as we get closer to picking our favorite stop in the world of sausage here in Iowa. The Dubuque area has plenty of ways to enjoy the splendor of Iowa like its history, the importance of the Mississippi River and a lot of fantastic places… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing LeClaire

LeClaire, IA: Scott County The Quad Cities area has a lot to see and it’s not all in the four towns that dominate the river. Just a short drive upstream from Bettendorf is the birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody and one of the most beautiful town’s on the Mississippi. It’s also home to an establishment… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing LeClaire

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A Modern Day Rhythm City Casino

Davenport, IA: Scott County We recently spent a weekend in the Quad Cities and one of the biggest highlights was having a room at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport! The new property is vibrant and pampering new customers everyday while welcoming back the regulars that have been enjoying themselves at Rhythm City since it was on… Continue reading A Modern Day Rhythm City Casino