Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County We love seeing what’s new when visiting a town that we’ve been to before, especially one that we have visited multiple times over. It keeps us interested, engaged, and revved up for more Gallivants in the future. However, we found ourselves going back to see folks that we’ve met along the… Continue reading New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Museums and History · North Central Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County Spring IS getting closer, and we only have mere days left of winter and Iowa is telling us that it’s prepared to hold on to the cold streak for a little while longer. Don’t let that get you down, because when the road are clear you can still get out enjoy… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

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

East Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County The yuletide season was just getting warmed up on our visit, and we had a lot of memorable moments ahead including another round of tasty meals. Breakfast on the ground floor of Hotel Ottumwa was up to bat!   2nd Street Cafe has the all the butter, syrup, pancakes, sausage, and cinnamon… Continue reading The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Riverside

Riverside, IA: Washington County When you’re traveling on HWY 218 through Washington County, you’ll see a very noticeable and popular landmark called Bud’s Custom Meats and you’ll want to make a stop no matter what you’re doing. Whether it’s their signs, the rows of solar panels that powers this meat shop, or the big word that says “Jerky”,… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Riverside

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · South Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Keota

Keota, IA: Keokuk County By now you’ve noticed that we have found quite a few “links” to our recent travels on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip. Our headquarters are in Iowa City and we have come to realize how many amazing local meat lockers are in Iowa and within and hour from our home. Keota Meat Processing fits into… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Keota