Center Grove Orchard Strawberry Patch – Cambridge, Iowa

Center Grove Orchard Strawberry Patch – Cambridge, Iowa

Center Grove Orchard has opened their strawberry patch for the first time in 2021, and we were so excited to check it out and pick our own strawberries. This is such a fun place to go as a day date during the summer, or perfect as a family outing! Typical with their apple picking in [...]

Celebrating An At-Home Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating An At-Home Wedding Anniversary

It's hard to believe we just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary! We typically took the opportunity to dress up and have dinner at a nice restaurant in Des Moines, but that just wasn't going to happen this year. Previous Anniversaries Our first anniversary we went to Centro (pronounced chen-tro), in Des Moines, famous for their [...]

Low-Risk Iowa Activities to Enjoy the Holidays

Low-Risk Iowa Activities to Enjoy the Holidays

Looking for low-risk activities to celebrate the holidays safely within Iowa? Although Christmas and the holidays in Iowa will look different this year for everyone, there are still many ways to make it special and stay safe. The following list has compiled the most low-risk, low contact and fun activities within Iowa for the holidays. [...]

Christiansen Forest Preserve – Huxley, Iowa

Christiansen Forest Preserve – Huxley, Iowa

In Iowa, we aren't as blessed with glorious mountain hikes or beautiful waterscape views, but don't sleep on Iowa trails and forests! We have an amazing DNR in this state that takes great care of our trails and parks, with the added bonus of never worrying about excessive tourism. History & Information Christiansen Forest Preserve [...]

Our Iowa Derecho Story

Our Iowa Derecho Story

I know it's getting old to hear, but 2020 has been quite the year hasn't it? I can't believe it's only been a month since the derecho came through our small town and really effected Iowa, but we are finally going back to some sort of normalcy. I wanted to share our experience since not [...]