Family Adventures · Kansas

Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County (Our 5th Kansas County) Native American lands within the Spanish conquest for mass deposits of gold, to Swedish homesteading, to modern day Kansas. This is the region of America that can produce some of the most unique of all Midwest travels. An incredible story in its founding that is still very… Continue reading Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Lodging · North Dakota

Finding Bismarck’s EverSpring

*The summer travels took us to the Bismarck-Mandan area and we dove right into the EverSpring Inn & Suites. Our stay was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Bismarck, ND: Burleigh County There’s several days of beauty left in the summer of 2019 and Bismarck is the historic area… Continue reading Finding Bismarck’s EverSpring

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Outdoors All Year · South Dakota

Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Watertown, SD: Codington County (Our 1st South Dakota County) We made many stops on an 8 day stretch that went through many regions of the Midwest. A gallivant that took us through Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and eventually back to our Iowa City-HQ. We have explored many miles of Western South Dakota, and… Continue reading Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Lodging · West Central Iowa

Your Courtyard to Council Bluffs

*We did an exciting scouting mission for this RAGBRAI-2019 town and we were lucky enough to get a complimentary room here at the Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs. The views expressed are of our own. Let’s gallivant! Council Bluffs, IA: Pottawattamie County Getting to know a town is best when you have a great… Continue reading Your Courtyard to Council Bluffs

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County (Our 2nd ND County) Midwest metro area has certain panache to it these days and our friends in Fargo embrace this cultural movement. They, along with their neighbors in Moorhead, MN, have a little slogan that we got to know very well while we were there…”North of Normal.” This is certainly… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

North Dakota

A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

Billings County, North Dakota (Our First ND County) I write this post in a much different way than I usually do, and it may set the tone of The Iowa Gallivant going forward. I looked ahead and thought about the beautiful pictures we took and most of all the photos that Beautiful Badlands ND graciously… Continue reading A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

Council Bluffs, Minden, & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County Part one of our Council Bluffs scouting mission showed us some of the greats when it comes to this area. This is why we needed part two to keep this adventure going and show you even more. Get ready for more of your carbalicious, caffeinated, and all… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2