Family Adventures · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

The One Midwest BBQ Fest You Need to Visit in 2020!

Denison, IA: Crawford County The annual Tri City BBQ Fest has now turned into an annual trip for us to Denison, Iowa; and you are about to see why you need to follow the smoke and discover this event for yourself. A family friendly, all day and all night entertaining weekend with all the small… Continue reading The One Midwest BBQ Fest You Need to Visit in 2020!

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Carter Lake & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County The quest is still on for the goal of proposing to my wife in all 99 counties and we went beyond the banks of the Missouri River to get there. We had to go into Nebraska and through part of Omaha to get there and yes you heard… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

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

#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

Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

*Our stay at the Lauritsen Lodge was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to gallivanting! Exira, IA: Audubon County Lauritsen Lodge is one of the most unique landmarks you will see in Audubon County and it’s right next to one of Iowa’s most unique roadside wonders.… Continue reading The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

Audubon, IA: Audubon County The area just kept producing one great time after another. This includes a big bucket list item checked off for me that’s right in the middle of my favorite part of Iowa. The off the beaten path destination. Through miles and miles of rural Audubon County gravel roads, you’ll find Iowa’s most… Continue reading Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1

Exira and Brayton, Iowa: Audubon County You need to get out and explore and you know you’ve been thinking about it. There’s a lot to do in those two metro areas I mentioned and both supply a lot of entertainment and fun you’re familiar with. Let’s get out a little and possibly often. There’s so much to… Continue reading The Kayaking Corgi & Iowa’s Most Famous Oak w/ A Side of Chicken Livers: County of Audubon-Part 1