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Bike the Pumpkinvine Trail

I love being in the country. Having grown up surrounded by the quiet of farm fields and pastures, I yearn for that same peacefulness in the hustle of today’s schedules. Often my husband, who also grew up in the country, Read more >

Stomp Your Feet at the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Music Festival

Warm weather brings so many opportunities to enjoy being with other people in an outdoor setting. One of my favorite type of events is an outdoor concert. When possible, I try to attend concerts with a lawn setting and the Read more >

Elephants Up Close and Personal in French Lick

Last weekend I was able to visit French Lick (Southern Indiana). Let me first say that I so enjoy the trips I take to the southern part of the state due to its vast difference in landscape. Rolling hills, beautiful Read more >

Mini Golf … at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Golf is a past time for our family. With my husband in the golf business it is pretty much a guarantee. So when I heard there was a mini golf course at the Indianapolis Museum of Art of course my Read more >

Welcome to Fairyville at Nickel Plate Arts campus!

  WANTED: A little girl who believes in make-believe fairies and likes to dress up with wings and build a fairy house and is not afraid to talk to fairies. I’m not making this up. The 4th Annual Welcome to Read more >

Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Sassafras Tea Festival / Civil War Re-Enactment in Jennings County

When I read about the Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History  in Jennings County on April 23-24, I had to research. I had never eaten or even seen the plant of sassafras and had no idea it was Read more >

Conner Prairie Re-Opens for Spring

Today’s the day! It’s Opening Weekend for the outdoor grounds at Conner Prairie! The Conner home Prairietown, the Nature Walk, the Civil War Journey, and everything else on the outdoor grounds re-opens today. The entire weekend of March 24-27, which falls on Read more >

Jay County Fiber Fest Offers Furry How-to’s

Having been raised on a farm, I am acquainted with cows and horses, but not sheep. We never had one ‘baa’ in our barnyard. Maybe that’s why I find sheep fascinating. References in the Bible about them are not complimentary Read more >

The brain exhibit you must see at WonderLab in Bloomington

Looking for a spring activity that both you and your kids will love in different ways (you know, like a Pixar movie)? Don’t miss Your Amazing Brain, an all-ages, interactive exhibit that is new to WonderLab, the hands-on science museum in downtown Bloomington. Read more >