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Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun


  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine


Dad worked for Amtrak. Train rides were part of my childhood. So when I heard about the Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine excursion, I arranged for tickets for my husband and me! Jasper is located in Dubois County, southwest of Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

Broadway Fountain was part of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (, the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale!!


Have you heard about this event? I’ve always wanted to go and have friends who have talked about it so this year I finally put it on my calendar, invited some friends and away we went. If you don’t know, Read more >

Northwest Indiana Gems– Part 1

Chocolate Pot de Creme at The Sage Restaurant in Valparaiso is silky smooth.

This year my husband and I have decided to investigate all of Indiana’s hidden treasures—and some that are not so hidden but definitely worthy of mention!The funny (and partly shameful) thing is, we’ve lived in Indiana all of our lives Read more >

Danville Chocolate Walk

choclate hearts

It’s February and if you aren’t thinking about chocolate then you need to be. And what better way than to participate in the Danville Chocolate Walk. But, this isn’t your typical walk – 5k or otherwise … this one is Read more >