Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa

Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

Donnellson, IA: Lee County This is the one time I may encourage you to put The Iowa Gallivant down and get on the road immediately. Because Southeast-Iowa’s premier pumpkin patch is only open through Halloween until they flip the property for the upcoming holidays! Go-Go-Go! Harvestville Farm had the goods….and gourds. The selection is still second to none here… Continue reading Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa

The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 2 of 2

Decorah, IA: Winneshiek County Day 2 brought us a day in the low 30’s which made for perfect snowball and fort construction conditions. Our weekend Christmas home at Whitetail Cabin had a great hill for sledding and timber for the kids to go exploring. Yet another perk to this beautiful property just 1 mile outside Decorah. The… Continue reading The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 2 of 2

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

Amana, IA: Iowa County We have covered thousands of Iowa miles and we are always looking for more places to discover. But there is always a place that calls us back, a place that folks visiting Team Goodvin keep requesting return trips back year after year to support Iowa businesses. It’s the holiday shopping season… Continue reading Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington

Washington, IA: Washington County You can’t stop the ridiculousness in Washington, you only need to contain yourself on this annual citywide event. The first Saturday of every June, Washington brings out the retail deals, great food, bands, and events all day long. And Team Goodvin made a smooth landing into Washington and we couldn’t wait… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington