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

Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa

Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One of Two

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Along came old man winter and countless of us hunkered down for what was seen as a brutal stretch. And, oh boy, was it ever. We saw the Polar Vortex coming for about a week and we knew there was a window of traveling to tackle before it hit. Night… Continue reading Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One 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

Grownup Getaways · Kansas

Big Country Fried Steaks, Big Buffalo Burgers, Big Breakfast & Big BLTs: Leavenworth, Kansas-Part One

Leavenworth, KS: Leavenworth County (Our 2nd Kansas County) Breakfast on the Historic Santa Fe Exploring the Missouri River makes me really super hungry! I’m checking with my R&D department to see if that was an actual quote from the Lewis & Clark Journals. I am now being notified that it is not, but we’re searching more archives.… Continue reading Big Country Fried Steaks, Big Buffalo Burgers, Big Breakfast & Big BLTs: Leavenworth, Kansas-Part One

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 48, Amana

Amana, IA: Iowa County If you grew up visiting the Amana Colonies, then you remember all the nostalgic reasons why you went. The local food, packed gift shops, the old world culture and for this guy, all that delicious and refreshing beer at Millstream Brewing Co. These talented beer makers are responsible for opening my mind up… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 48, Amana

Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa

The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 1 of 2

Decorah, IA: Winneshiek County (Our 41st county!) *Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. We have adventured our way through Iowa dozens of times and never have we decided to stray from home for Christmas… until 2016. I have written many great things about the splendor of… Continue reading The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 1 of 2