Museums and History · West Central Iowa

A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County We all have a bucket list, whether it’s a mental one or you actually write it down. My favorite moments are the times when my bucket list gets things added the moment I see something. Sounds funny, right? That’s okay if it does. I found myself in the Madison County Historical… Continue reading A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Van Meter, IA: Madison County If you’re from Iowa and you haven’t made the road trip to beautiful Madison County then make this weekend the time you finally do it. Many of you may know what I’m talking about because it’s the annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival and you’re going to be in for… Continue reading Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Iowa Icons · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Whether you’re traveling to Atlantic for a soda pop experience or not, you’re going to be surrounded by it because this is the Coca-Cola Shangri-La of Iowa. Lovers of America’s most famous beverage come here to get tours of the town’s historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and dive into one of the… Continue reading The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Carter Lake & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County The quest is still on for the goal of proposing to my wife in all 99 counties and we went beyond the banks of the Missouri River to get there. We had to go into Nebraska and through part of Omaha to get there and yes you heard… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · West Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Minden

Minden, IA: Pottawattamie County The bratwurst universe revolves around many places, and near Council Bluffs is the town of Minden- and wouldn’t you know it….They had a meat market loaded with a mighty selection of house made sausages, jerky, fresh steaks, smoked meats, and a lot of great humor. Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip rolls into… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Minden

Lodging · West Central Iowa

Your Courtyard to Council Bluffs

*We did an exciting scouting mission for this RAGBRAI-2019 town and we were lucky enough to get a complimentary room here at the Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs. The views expressed are of our own. Let’s gallivant! Council Bluffs, IA: Pottawattamie County Getting to know a town is best when you have a great… Continue reading Your Courtyard to Council Bluffs

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

Council Bluffs, Minden, & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County Part one of our Council Bluffs scouting mission showed us some of the greats when it comes to this area. This is why we needed part two to keep this adventure going and show you even more. Get ready for more of your carbalicious, caffeinated, and all… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2