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 Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia

Quad Cities:¬†Scott County New tradition for Team Goodvin. We never stay in one place two years in a row on Independence Day weekend. We never stay in one place anyway! We were craving just about everything you could ask for when it came to a weekend out of town for the 4th. Great food, water… Continue reading Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia