2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 3, Hills

Hills, IA: Johnson County Right off of Main Street. Doesn’t that feel nice to say? So much attention is given to Iowa’s major cities and rightfully so. But there are so many places to explore in our small towns and there are plenty of great places to eat. A southern Johnson County oasis awaits the travelers… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 3, Hills

East Central Iowa · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa

Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County It’s 1855 and Iowa is only 12 years old. The young state is seeing a boom of population as the world discovers just how amazing the soil is while the farming culture takes root. It’s also a time that government controlled agencies are coming up with ways to take care… Continue reading Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Unincorporated Iowa

Will Travel For Sweet Corn-Out Windham Way

Windham, IA: Johnson County Parnell, IA: Iowa County How far will you go for legendary Iowa sweet corn? Luckily, during its peak season you don’t have to go far. Local produce stands, grocery stores, and festivals all over the state have ample supplies of Iowa’s most well known produce staple during the heat of the… Continue reading Will Travel For Sweet Corn-Out Windham Way

East Central Iowa · Iowa Icons

A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard

Hills, IA: Johnson County Over the Mother’s Day weekend, team Goodvin decided to just stay put. Let’s chill and stay local and we’ll come up with some plans for the next road trip. And then we look out our kitchen window. We’re still the “new family” on our block and getting acquainted with the happenings that Hills,… Continue reading A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Five: Trueblood’s Winter Escape

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County The previous cold spell is still fresh on many Iowans minds. On this day the mercury hit 42 degrees and the locals were out in full force to soak it all up before the next front hits. Team Goodvin was in on the action too. Another few degrees higher and… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Five: Trueblood’s Winter Escape

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Four: An Express Ticket to “Farmageddon”

Coralville, IA: Johnson County Iowa City, IA: Johnson County 3/5 of Team Goodvin left from our home in Hills, took a train in Coralville, unloaded in University Heights and walked to the stadium in Iowa City. That’s right, four towns in 30 minutes. And the drive, from Hills to the Coralville, was the longest part.… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Four: An Express Ticket to “Farmageddon”

East Central Iowa

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Two: An Army of Eternal Youth

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County It’s late August in, Iowa City, and that means one thing. The trickle of students coming into this college town has turned into a full on swarm! And my favorite part of the IC welcome wagon is the annual Taste of Iowa City. Our downtown district showcases it’s establishments to… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Two: An Army of Eternal Youth