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This Southern Indiana Brewery has Great Beer & Amazing Food

  For a while now, I’ve wanted to visit Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora. Not just for the artisan crafted beer but to try their food – all housemade including the Canadian bacon & corned beef! I called my trusty Read more >

A Day of Shopping, Art, Food & Fun in Rising Sun

On a Saturday morning, I headed out with a friend to see what was happening in Rising Sun, one of the beautiful historic rivertowns along the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southeastern Indiana. Check the hours of local shops and Read more >

These 6 Southeastern Indiana Quilt Shops are Sew Great

I love quilts, I have collected vintage quilts for years, I have quilted, I know quilters, I appreciate their talent, I love fabrics, but I do not quilt! This said, I do enjoy amassing supplies so I was happy to Read more >

Wine & Dine at Beautiful Ertel Cellars Winery

Recently, a friend suggested that we get together with a couple of friends for lunch. I was prepared for a long negotiation to decide where to go, but, when Ertel Cellars in Batesville was mentioned, everyone agreed. Ertel Cellars is Read more >

Derby Dinner Playhouse Entertains, Educates

I love theatrical productions, everything from community theater to Broadway shows. That’s why one of my newest finds in the Hoosier state — the Derby Dinner Playhouse is exciting! Derby Dinner, as per its nickname, is located in Clarksville across the Read more >

Delphi’s Opera House, Garden Gate Tea House

Indiana has so many charming small towns. I love discovering each new jewel! They affirm my family’s choice to reside here—we’re never bored! Our latest discovery is the town of Delphi. Located in Carroll County, it is 20 minutes northeast 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 >

Northwest Indiana Gems– Part 1

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 >

Happy Halloween Weekends – Holiday World

Last year I visited Holiday World during their Happy Halloween Weekends and just knew I had to go back this year.A year ago, we jam packed one day full of fun, but this year were wise enough to give ourselves Read more >

Sail Your Cares Away at Winona Lake

A sense of peace filled me as I strolled down Chestnut St. in Winona Lake one early morning. And I do mean Down! The inn is located high on a hill that would intimidate me in winter!   I like Read more >