Great River Road

River Road Fall Color

One of the favorite fall color drive loops along the Minnesota-Wisconsin Great River Road stretches from Wabasha to Winona on both sides of the river. In the third week of October 2017 we started our […]

Great River Road

Breitbach Tavern Balltown Iowa

Breitbach Country Tavern – Restaurant Review Billing itself as “. . . Iowa’s oldest food & drinking establishment” Breitbach’s was originally built in 1852 and has been run by six generations of the family since […]



SW Wisconsin Cheese Country

Historic Shullsburg Wisconsin

Shullsburg, Wisconsin – on the Cheese Country Scenic Drive Founded in 1827, Shullsburg’s early development, like many communities in SW Wisconsin, came from lead mining. The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad established rail service in […]


Grayton Beach
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Grayton Beach Florida

Along with Apalachicola, Grayton Beach is our favorite community along the Florida Gulf Scenic Drive (Scenic Highway 30A). In contrast to slickly landscaped condo communities created by a myriad of developers, little Grayton Beach is […]

Grayton Beach
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Gulf Scenic Drive – Part 2

Gulf Coast Scenic Highway 30A – Grayton Beach to Apalachicola After driving for several miles through a succession of ocean side condo complexes from Destin, we finally arrived at something different & special – the […]