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Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

Princeton, IA: Scott County Autumn road tripping is officially in season and we have already had some unbelievably gorgeous weather with more to come. Iowa is peppered with scenic byways, historic trails, and off the beaten path gems, and Scott County has all of these. Just a short drive from the Quad Cities and the… Continue reading Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars

Agency, IA: Wapello County “Let’s take the long way back!” One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in the Team Goodvin road trip-mobile. Without these voluntary detours, we wouldn’t have the inventory of blog posts we have now. Our recent trip to Ottumwa was winding down and we needed to treat our history buff personalities. Luckily… Continue reading Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars

Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

Forgotten Iowa Meets the Ax

Villisca, IA: Montgomery County (Our 39th County!) A couple months ago, I signed on to be a speaker at Iowa History Day in a little SW-Iowa town organized by The Forgotten Iowa Historical Society. When I heard which town the conference would be in, I knew I had to go. There’s many reasons to make a trip… Continue reading Forgotten Iowa Meets the Ax

Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)

Grinnell, IA: Poweshiek County (Our 14th County!) “Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.” ” —Josiah Bushnell Grinnell [3] Good ole Josiah eventually took this famous advice way back in the mid 1800’s. He would go on to be the founder of a central… Continue reading Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)