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Stuffing the Stockings & Iowa Feasting: Boone For the Holidays Part 2 of 2

Boone & Madrid, IA: Boone County You need a great meal….I mean meals…and you also need a beautiful state park, local wine, premium hotel room, and a place that has more Christmas cheer than Rudolph, Bing Crosby and Clark W. Griswold have combined. We found it and rolled in it like the first snow angel of… Continue reading Stuffing the Stockings & Iowa Feasting: Boone For the Holidays Part 2 of 2

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Museums and History

Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Boone, IA: Boone County (Our 79th County!) If there is anything I’ve learned in our Midwest travels it is that communities know how to make a family feel at home without even trying. Boone, Iowa, is no exception and we had the feeling of being home for the holidays all weekend long. As you know, we don’t… Continue reading Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

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

The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

*Our stay at the Lauritsen Lodge was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to gallivanting! Exira, IA: Audubon County Lauritsen Lodge is one of the most unique landmarks you will see in Audubon County and it’s right next to one of Iowa’s most unique roadside wonders.… Continue reading The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

Audubon, IA: Audubon County The area just kept producing one great time after another. This includes a big bucket list item checked off for me that’s right in the middle of my favorite part of Iowa. The off the beaten path destination. Through miles and miles of rural Audubon County gravel roads, you’ll find Iowa’s most… Continue reading Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

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

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

* We are proud to have Iowa Egg Council as the sponsor of this blog post. The opinions expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ankeny, IA: Polk County ….And then the Iowa Egg Council asked if I’d be willing to travel to have Iowa’s best omelet. The answer is always yes and I can’t tell you… Continue reading Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!

Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s get right into this. We arrived to Indianola, fresh from a 4 hour drive, and we were ready to tackle every inch of their historic town square. When The Iowa Gallivant needs an exceptional local meal we ask a couple of exceptional locals. And folks who know how to pour a mean cherry… Continue reading Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!