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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

Sutliff, IA: Johnson County We’ve been to Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern many times and this is our second time writing about it. Only the most memorable of places find their way on to The Iowa Gallivant and this is one of our favorite day trips from our headquarters in Hills, IA. I ordered a sandwich I haven’t had… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

Waukon, IA: Allamakee County What’s the biggest city in Iowa? Go ahead and answer that question but, after reading this post, you may want to change your answer. You see, RAGBRAI has a way of redirecting your mind frame even it is just for a week in late July. Each overnight town has a way of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco

Cresco, IA: Howard County I realized during our last visit to Cresco how much I needed a “Vinnie” in my life. A Vinnie that answers my texts at 2 A.M. or picks me up at the airport on a weekend. A Vinnie that shows me how to tackle long division and never brings up all… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

Pocahontas, IA: Pocahontas County (Our 59th County!) We find ourselves gravitating to the creamy oasis know as the local summertime ice cream shop more and more. It must be the anticipation for their annual openings and the great memories that come with it. Our visit to Northwest Iowa brought us through the town of Pocahontas and we… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

2017 Best Between Bread · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 26, Okoboji

Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County Iowa’s top vacation spot has a LOT of restaurants and that means we had to make sure we picked a place that had incredible sandwiches in a humongous pool of opportunities. Here’s how the painstaking selection went. We were about to turn into our hotel and we said….There’s a sandwich place.… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 26, Okoboji

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

Cresco, IA: Howard County (Our 58th County!) A town that has raised some of the greatest Americans in our history is prepping for 2017’s annual RAGBRAI voyage and we’re here to tell you that Overnight #6 is going to have all your carbs, beverages, and plenty of ways to recharge your whole ride. This is The Iowa Gallivant and you know… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times