#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison

Denison, IA: Crawford County (Our 78th County!) Welcome to Overnight #2 on this year’s RAGBRAI route and they are going to bring the great times and A LOT of food from the locals. It’s been awhile since the peddled invasion of Crawford County and they are charged up for a huge day, night, and morning. Here’s the… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1

Exira and Brayton, Iowa: Audubon County You need to get out and explore and you know you’ve been thinking about it. There’s a lot to do in those two metro areas I mentioned and both supply a lot of entertainment and fun you’re familiar with. Let’s get out a little and possibly often. There’s so much to… Continue reading The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1

Ethnic Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

The Danish Villages:  Shelby & Audubon Counties  (Our 76th and 77th Counties!) Where do you go when you feel like getting a little Scandinavian culture? What if I told you that you didn’t need an expensive plane ticket to get a taste of the land that gave us the Vikings. I know that you’d ultimately… Continue reading Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Onawa, IA: Monona County The wild trek from St. Louis to the sea was a long one for the Corps of Discovery and Western Iowa was an important region to Lewis and Clark’s mission so why not celebrate it every year at Lewis and Clark State Park in the heart of the Loess Hills. If you love period clothing, handmade… Continue reading Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

#RAGBRAI · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Onawa, IA: Monona County (Our 75th County!) You’ll have a lot to prepare for when it comes to this year’s largest bike tour in the world. Luckily Onawa has you covered from the last minute tube of toothpaste to the first icy beverage on the route to the first carbo-load and protein punch of your many to come across… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

The Panoras Travel to Panora-An Ecuadorian Family’s Bucket List

Panora, IA: Guthrie County (Our 32nd County!) Team Goodvin steps aside and lets Team Panora take the lead on this Gallivant. And why not. They traveled all the way from Ecuador via Minneapolis to see this Iowa town. You heard that right. Members of the Panora family flew in to visit their son and daughter in-law, who… Continue reading The Panoras Travel to Panora-An Ecuadorian Family’s Bucket List

Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa · West Central Iowa

I had no idea a coal miners reunion was on my bucket list. Check that one off!

Adams County and Cass County (Our 1st and 2nd counties!) It was time to get back to Adams County, IA and show the wife and kids where the Goodvin family started its empire. Like always, we started our trek from our home in Iowa City and took our time on the 3 hour ride to Lake Icaria where… Continue reading I had no idea a coal miners reunion was on my bucket list. Check that one off!