2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Roadside Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

Sutliff, IA: Johnson County We’ve been to Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern many times and this is our second time writing about it. Only the most memorable of places find their way on to The Iowa Gallivant and this is one of our favorite day trips from our headquarters in Hills, IA. I ordered a sandwich I haven’t had… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Outdoors All Year · Southeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

Oakland Mills, IA: Henry County Just down the road from the city of Mount Pleasant is the small unincorporated community of Oakland Mills, right on the mighty Skunk River. Up from its banks is plenty of camping, disc golf, picnic areas, a historic walking bridge, and one of Iowa’s best destination eateries. You can’t have a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa

Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

We have traveled all over the great state of Iowa and we’ve noticed a trend. We have stumbled upon some outstanding bridges! From monstrous interstate high traffic achievements to small historical rural bridges that seem to be found in the most random places you can think of. Every road trip could use a bridge or… Continue reading Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Iowa State Parks-Historic Hiking at Wildcat Den & Saulsbury Bridge…….

Wildcat Den State Park & Saulsbury Bridge Rec Area-Muscatine, IA: Muscatine County (Our 22nd County!) Natural pools, swift running creeks, miles of wooded hiking trails, and historical buildings and bridges at your discovery… there’s a peaceful sanctuary that needs places like these and the Pearl of the Mississippi has this packaged for all that seek these… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Historic Hiking at Wildcat Den & Saulsbury Bridge…….

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Unincorporated Iowa

Baxa Burgers & the Bridge

The historic bridge in Sutliff, IA. Generations of locals have been making the day trip to this outpost of tubing, cold drinks on the river, great food, and entertainment. (Photo from Baxa’s Sutliff Store and Tavern Facebook page) Sutliff, IA: Johnson County Where were you when you had your first breaded chicken gizzard? If you can’t… Continue reading Baxa Burgers & the Bridge

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Southeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

Van Buren Village Hopping: Part 1-Chief Black Hawk & the Banks of Bentonsport

Villages of Van Buren County, IA (Our 18th County!) Memorial Day weekend had the entire state of Iowa busting at the seams with opportunities for a Team Goodvin getaway. We opted to take a trip to one of the most scenic and historic areas in our homeland. The dart landed on Van Buren County and we… Continue reading Van Buren Village Hopping: Part 1-Chief Black Hawk & the Banks of Bentonsport