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Cake Bake Shop Takes the Cake

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A few weeks ago, friends and I visited the Cake Bake Shop in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. As we didn’t live in the city, we had consulted online reviews for places to eat. We had read good reviews about Read more >

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun

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  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

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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 (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >