Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County (Our 4th Kansas County) It wasn’t by design but we have traveled to two very impactful areas of the Midwest that a couple of the most important presidents called home. The first was Medora, ND where Teddy Roosevelt was molded into the future US leader he became. Most recently was here… Continue reading We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

North Dakota

North Dakota Roadside Road Tripping & Legendary Museums

*We had an incredible time road tripping through North Dakota and were given complimentary admission into some of the area’s museums. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s get back to gallivanting! Fargo (Spoiler Alert!) Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota, and it knows how to give their visitors an iconic… Continue reading North Dakota Roadside Road Tripping & Legendary Museums

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County One of our favorite ways to travel is via the great American road trip and then getting to your destination and saying goodbye to our car for the rest of our stay. Downtown Fargo is one of the best places to do such a thing and our grownup getaway had everything… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

Family Adventures · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Audubon, IA: Audubon County You see that sign for a museum coming up on your road trip? Perhaps it wasn’t on page 1 of your list of museums you’ve heard of. That’s when I know I’m going to love it! I’ve been to huge internationally known museums and had a great time there. I’ve also been… Continue reading Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Southwest Iowa

Raised in the Adams County Jail

Another great trip sponsored by Linder Tire Service here on The Iowa Gallivant! Corning, IA: Adams County Think of all the stories you’ve heard about childhood homes. Did anyone ever say “After we ate breakfast, Mom would pack our lunch and then feed the inmates their county funded meal….”? Not too many of us, but if you lived… Continue reading Raised in the Adams County Jail

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!

The Snickers Cream Pie at Breitbach’s Country Dinning in Balltown, IA!   Balltown and Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County (Our 11th County!) It was birthday weekend 2014 for two very important ladies, in Team Goodvin- Mama and the Gigi! So begins the classic story of a family that journeys to Dubuque County and Iowa’s oldest restaurant while braving… Continue reading Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!