Jotunheimen Bessegen Ridge Hike: A Legendary Day

When I signed up to do the Jotunheimen, Besseggen hike way back in May, I had no idea that this hike would be a grueling test of my physical and mental capacity. When I read the description of this excursion on the University of Oslo's website it stated, "Please be aware that we will be … Continue reading Jotunheimen Bessegen Ridge Hike: A Legendary Day

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Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part Two

Summer has arrived in the Quad-Cities... Since this is the first summer I've had a "grown-up" job, I now fully understand the importance of coffee in the morning. But not just any coffee, iced coffee. That is why, in honor of the beginning of summer, I have tasted iced coffees from six "iconic" QC coffee shops. This … Continue reading Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part Two

Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part One

Summer has arrived in the Quad-Cities... Since this is the first summer I've had a "grown-up" job, I now fully understand the importance of coffee in the morning. But not just any coffee, iced coffee. That is why, in honor of the beginning of summer, I have tasted iced coffees from six "iconic" QC coffee shops. This … Continue reading Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part One

Moline Dispatch, Week 2: working weekends and riding the QC’s favorite Cat

Week two at the Moline Dispatch was full of press releases, press conferences, and "by lines" for your truly. Not to mention that summer finally decided to come to the Quad-Cities. A Sunday graduation down the street from the office On Sunday, May 21, one of the local colleges of the Quad-Cities, Augustana, was having … Continue reading Moline Dispatch, Week 2: working weekends and riding the QC’s favorite Cat

Explore Iowa: Wildcat Den in Muscatine County

Yesterday Cody and I took a spontaneous hiking trip to Wildcat Den State Park, not far from the Quad Cities. We were pleasantly surprised about how unique the experience was. Ye old Pine Creek grist mill Since 1848, the Pine Creek Grist Mill has been operating in Muscatine County. The mill, which is indeed still grinding grain to … Continue reading Explore Iowa: Wildcat Den in Muscatine County