#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington

Washington, IA: Washington County You can’t stop the ridiculousness in Washington, you only need to contain yourself on this annual citywide event. The first Saturday of every June, Washington brings out the retail deals, great food, bands, and events all day long. And Team Goodvin made a smooth landing into Washington and we couldn’t wait… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Arera-Palo, IA: Linn County You see that? That’s sunlight…..And it’s sticking around longer and longer. Which means our collective derrieres are getting out to our state parks and exploring Iowa’s great outdoors. We go exploring! It’s a good day to get muddy and get art supplies. Yes, you heard me. You can go… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

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

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County (Our 16th County) JayJay and Monie head to RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight town #3 and Fort Dodge was more than ready to welcome us! It’s our 4th scouting stop and The Iowa Gallivant is noticing the increased fever pitch as we get closer and closer to late July and annual invasion of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family