Fun things to do with your guy BFF

Fun things to do with your guy BFF in Dubuque Iowa

  1. Eat Out – Head to 7Hills Brewery for dinner and a brew!
  2. Catch a View – Ride the Fenelon Place Elevator (aka 4th Street Elevator) $4 round trip per person and open until 10pm daily April through November 30th. 512 Fenelon Place in Dubuque, IA.
  3. Walk the The Mississippi River Sculpture Walk – located between the River Museum and the Dubuque Star Brewery. And don’t forget to continue the walk to the Shot Tower! 600 Star Brewery Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
  4. Watch a movie from a recliner at the Phoenix Theatre at Kennedy Mall. 555 John F Kennedy Rd unit 105, Dubuque, IA
  5. Play arcade and enjoy food & beers at the Backpocket Taproom. Open until 10pm weeknights. 333 E 10th St, Dubuque, IA
  6. Have dinner at The Yardarm Riverfront Bar & Grill – an amazing food with great servers! Watch for limited winter hours at this location. 1201 Shiras Ave Ext, Dubuque, IA
  7. Take in a view at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area – be sure to visit castle overlook! 8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
  8. Eat like a king at Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar – 955 Washington St Suite 101, Dubuque, IA

More fun ideas of things to do with your guy best friend from Midwest Living.

Must-have items to pack for overnight train trip

We are about to hop the Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Naperville, Illinois to Albuquerque, New Mexico on our summer vacation to Sedona, Arizona. There was quite a lot of planning and below is my overnight packing list for our train trip which is about a 20 hour train ride.

Overnight Train Trip Packing List

  • headphones or ear buds
  • sheet, micro-fiber or thin blanket or light sleeping bag
  • comfy shoes aka crocs
  • cell phone, charger cable with USB block and portable charger for cell phone
  • laptop and charger
  • toiletries – in small bottles for flying too including bar soap, toothpaste and brush and deodorant
  • something to read, something to write with and journal
  • a few DVDs or download your fav neflix or Amazon Prime movies ahead of time onto your mobile device
  • wallet, ID and cash
  • disposable water bottle, because we will fly and will throw this away at end of trip
  • snacks: summer sausage, pocket knife, gorp, mints, gum
  • bottle of wine or wiskey or both!
  • travel pillow aka moosh-moosh
  • ear plugs
  • 4 nights of cloths including hoodie or fleece jacket
  • playing cards & gemz card game
  • baby wipes
  • Crocks or water shoes
  • Swim suit
  • Hat
  • Masks
  • Sunglasses

I’ll continue to publish about our Southwest USA vacation as we move through the trip!

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