Alabama · Grownup Getaways

Getting Some Y’all Time- Grownup Getaways in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL: Baldwin County When the opportunity for a date night comes up we pounce on it like an eager seagull spotting a fallen French fry from a cheeseburger basket. Wow. A cheeseburger basket sounds tasty right now. However, we should get back to world famous venues and late night dinners… Continue reading Getting Some Y’all Time- Grownup Getaways in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Grownup Getaways · Nebraska

I Need a Historic Riverfront, Sunsets, & Smoked Fish Near Camp-I Need Nebraska

Crofton, NE: Knox County (Our first Nebraska County) We had a target destination and it was Medora, ND. We could have gotten there in 12 hours but in fine gallivant fashion we went through our road trip like your average paper airplane flies through a room. It’ll land where you’re aiming eventually but it’s going… Continue reading I Need a Historic Riverfront, Sunsets, & Smoked Fish Near Camp-I Need Nebraska

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · Southeast Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County When traveling, you should have a few goals. One of mine is to surprise my wife with a new proposal in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and it’s rolling quite along! We’ve had moments, like Palo Alto Co at the world’s largest grotto, the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Muscatine Co, a… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County

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 · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

Stoddard & Genoa, WI: Vernon, County (Our Second Wisconsin County) There was a genuineness to everywhere we went in scenic Vernon County. Supper club specials, happy hour, fishing advice and my favorite, genuine and premium Midwest hospitality. This would be the theme we had all over the Driftless area during our week there, but there was something… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Lansing & New Albin, IA: Allamakee County It happened again and this time it was in Iowa’s B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Driftless Area. This was on one of the first of our gallivants this year and it was just after a light snow that blanketed the area. We knew the area well and we were on a trip to… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County