Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Our 2016 Iowa Meal, After Meal, After Meal….

Do we ever cook meals at home? Great question! The answer is yes, but if you’re a regular reader of The Iowa Gallivant you’d be right to wonder when we’re ever home. We love Iowa and we love the culinary experiences that it produces. Here’s some of what Team Goodvin managed to discover and devour in 2016…… Continue reading Our 2016 Iowa Meal, After Meal, After Meal….

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2016 Top 20: Some of Our Best Memories From the Past Year

What another great year in Iowa! 2016 marked our second anniversary of The Iowa Gallivant and we had an unbelievable amount of views throughout the whole year. Our annual top 20 list is getting harder and harder to complete because of the countless memories we’ve accumulated in our proud home state. We had a great time… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2016 Top 20: Some of Our Best Memories From the Past Year

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

Beaconsfield, IA: Ringgold County (Our 37th County!) I remember countless Sundays with my Mom at the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City. I ordered the same thing every time from the “Deli”. Half order of biscuits and gravy, two sausage patties, and two eggs scrambled. Since then I have evolved my order but not by much.… Continue reading Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 9, Albia

Albia, IA: Monroe County When you want a shrimp taco….you need to get a shrimp taco! We were road tripping through southern Iowa when we hit up Monroe County and the town square of Albia. Standing out with the rest of the historic buildings was Casa Agave. It was a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 9, Albia

2016 Taco Tour · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 8, Lamoni

Lamoni, IA: Decatur County Iowa’s “border towns” see visitors, travelers, and tourists by the truckload everyday of the year. Lamoni is positioned right smack-dab in south-central Iowa and welcomes traffic coming in from Missouri every moment of the day. What more travelers need to know is that a short drive into Lamoni is a family owned… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 8, Lamoni

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Outdoors All Year · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

Leon, IA: Decatur County (Our 28th County!) Here we go again, riders! Our RAGBRAI-2015 scouting series was so successful, we said “RAGBRAI-2016….Hell yea! Let’s do it again!” Needless to say we had a blast last year visiting all the overnight towns on the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa. We had absolutely no doubt that 2016 would be just as amazing. Part 1 of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Breitbach’s is for Momma

Iowa’s oldest restaurant. Breitbach’s Country Dining. 563 Balltown Rd, Balltown, IA Balltown, IA: Dubuque County If you’ve been following Team Goodvin over the years you may notice that this is our triumphant return to Balltown and Breitbach’s Country Dining. The reason being….it’s that great of a place! We have a calendar bursting at the seams with new… Continue reading Breitbach’s is for Momma