*There’s a lot of sunny-warm days left on the calendar, and that means it’s still prime time road trip season. NW-Iowa saw a lot of our travels this year, and that included a visit to Spencer for us! It was a rainy day, when we showed up to Spencer, but that wasn’t going to stop… Continue reading Clay County, Iowa: Hitting the Highways, Byway, & Spencer in a Grand Way
*It was a day of hitting plenty of parks and paths when we stopped in Humboldt County! We were in te middle of a long stretch of the T-Bone Trail and I thought it would be a good idea to see miles of the area on foot and through the trees. Our visit here was… Continue reading Trekking the Scenic Des Moines River in Humboldt County, Iowa
Crofton, NE: Knox County (Our first Nebraska County) We had a target destination and it was Medora, ND. We could have gotten there in 12 hours but in fine gallivant fashion we went through our road trip like your average paper airplane flies through a room. It’ll land where you’re aiming eventually but it’s going… Continue reading I Need a Historic Riverfront, Sunsets, & Smoked Fish Near Camp-I Need Nebraska
Manchester, IA: Delaware County (Our 72nd County!) Near the banks of the mighty Maquoketa River is a little Delaware County deli that overlooks one of Iowa’s premier recreational destinations. We made another Northeast Iowa day trip in search of some of the area’s finest meat lockers for the Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip project and we discovered an overlook that not… Continue reading Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa
Fertile, IA: Worth County (Our 63rd County) The GPS can be a great tool, but when you have no plans or reason to get home at a certain time than I highly suggest turning it off when gallivanting. We had a mission to give Mason City a look-see when we left the Buddy Holly Crash Site and headed… Continue reading A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time
Sabula, IA: Jackson County (Our 5th County!) Clinton, IA: Clinton County (Our 6th County!) Thar be a legend of a territory’s loan isle along Captain de Soto’s path to the gulf. Now, mates! Ready the mast and fortify the hull! Secure the powder kegs and provisions! Prepare our heading for………..Sabula! Drink up me hearties yo ho! 10:30am and… Continue reading Pirates of the Mississippi!-Discovering Iowa’s Only Island Community and a Journey Through the Woods for BBQ….