‘Halloween Haunt’ scares up good time at Kansas City’s Worlds of Fun

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Imagine 400 zombies, ghouls, monsters and crazy clowns and people roaming Worlds of Fun in the dark. That’s the case in Kansas City as the theme park hosts its Halloween Haunt weekends through Nov.1st. The park transforms from a fun, happy family-oriented theme park to a fear factory each Friday and Saturday evening. The transformation… Continue Reading …

Pilot Knob State Park gives great view of North Iowa

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North Iowa is home to the state’s second highest observation at Pilot Knob State Park. The tower at the park is more than 1400 feet above sea level. The view from the top of the stone turret is impressive. The day we visited, it was cloudy. I’m pretty sure that while we enjoyed a nice… Continue Reading …

FXFL’s Omaha Mammoths: Fitting football into baseball’s diamond

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“Take me out to the ball game…Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…” I don’t think Jack Norwath could have envisioned that baseball tune applying to football, but for the Omaha Mammoths, that’s the case. The Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League call TD Ameritrade Park of Omaha home for the five-game fall season… Continue Reading …

Harriman-Nielsen Farm site of history, festival in Hampton, Iowa

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Hampton’s Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm allows visitors a look into the history of the area. Dr. Oscar Bryan Harriman came to Franklin County from the east coast in the mid-1800s. He lived in Hampton for 40 years from 1865 until 1905. Dr. Harriman invested time and money into the development of Hampton, including owning the local… Continue Reading …

Americinn gives lodge feel, comfortable stay

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We stayed at our first Americinn Lodge and Suites during our recent trip to Hampton, Iowa. We were impressed with the hotel. It has a lodge theme. Though, it doesn’t carry over to the rooms. The 41-room (suites included) hotel has an average score of 4.5 (out of 5) on Trip Advisor. The hotel’s cleanliness… Continue Reading …

Omaha Culinary Tour & Magnolia Hotel Stay Giveaway

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It’s obvious we love to travel.  We are also big fans of our hometown of Omaha.  One thing that we love about this city is that we are always finding new things to discover. One prime example is the Magnolia Hotel Omaha.  We go downtown often enough that you would have thought that I would… Continue Reading …

Windsor Theatre show takes North Iowa back in time

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We had the chance to take a step back in time during our visit to Franklin County, Iowa. The Windsor Theatre was the site of “An Evening Like It used To Be IV.” The community hosted a vaudeville-style show and presented a silent movie. We had a great time! The event last about 90 minutes… Continue Reading …

North Iowa ag industry highlights advancements in farming

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Agriculture is easily the top industry in North Iowa’s Franklin County. Farm fields dot the landscape, with soybeans and corn the main crops. We received a close-up look into some agriculture operations during our visit to the county as part of a bloggers event. We got to see how farmers manage their fields to ensure… Continue Reading …

Hampton downtown could pass for ‘Main Street USA’

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Having grown up in small towns, I can tell you there is nothing like a Main Street. It’s home to Mom and Pop stores and restaurants. It’s where you say hi to someone and they smile back and say “hi” without giving you a weird look. Hampton, Iowa, has a population of just under 4,500… Continue Reading …

Experience St Louis Family Getaway Package – Giveaway

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Our third blogging birthday celebration continues with a look back to another favorite Midwest destination – St. Louis MO.  Missouri is known as the “Show Me” state, and St. Louis has a lot to show off. We’ve visited St. Louis several times over the years, with our latest trip being this past February. We visited… Continue Reading …