Charcuterie Trail – Tastes Of The Heartland

No matter where we travel, we know that food will be involved. After all, everyone needs to eat to survive. That doesn't mean it has to be boring. For us, the culinary adventure is a large part of our explorations. When we were in the midst of planning our trip to Oskaloosa and Pella, we discovered a plethora of unique dishes. With the resurgence of tapas-style dining growing in popularity, we decided to embark on a Charcuterie Trail. This would certainly provide us with a sampling of the tastes of the heartland. We want to thank Mahaska Chamber and Visit Pella for their [...]

By |2021-06-22T06:40:05-06:00June 22nd, 2021|Iowa, Midwest, Oskaloosa, Pella|2 Comments

A Day Downtown – Exploring Oskaloosa, Iowa

Long ago, we discovered that the downtown is the center of a community. The very pulse of the city can be felt in this area. The towns that embrace this idea are the ones where you will find a vibrant and thriving society. Our visit to Oskaloosa, Iowa only allowed for one day downtown, but we were determined to make the most of it. It never ceases to amaze us with the variety we find in the places we visit. Oskaloosa was no exception. The citizens have embraced their history and it has propelled them to create an inviting space that offers visitors [...]

By |2021-06-04T06:36:28-06:00June 4th, 2021|Iowa, Midwest, Oskaloosa|10 Comments

Life In The Heartland – Nelson Pioneer Farm

It is a simple fact that the Midwest was settled by farmers. The fertile lands of the Central Plains are often referred to as the "Breadbasket of America". Being natives of this region, we enjoy visiting sites that tell the stories of these fruitful laborers. Oskaloosa is home to the Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum, which showcases life in rural Iowa and the occupations that were needed for survival. Over a dozen buildings have been assembled on the acreage that the Nelson family settled only a year after the land was opened. We dropped by to explore the spaces and learn more about [...]

By |2021-05-18T04:29:36-06:00May 18th, 2021|Iowa, Midwest, Oskaloosa|10 Comments
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