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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 >

Fairmount’s James Dean Festival

I like old cars. I’ve no particular favorites, but especially anything red (that is my favorite color). So attending car shows is a pleasurable activity for me as I imagine the days when these classics were new and cruised Main Read more >

A Fun Family Experience at Conner Prairie

I think I mentioned this before, but years ago (really!) I worked at Conner Prairie and I loved it. Being born and raised on a farm, I always related to the outdoor areas and have loved watching the growth over Read more >

Public Enemy #1 Re-Locates to Crown Point

  Bet that headline grabbed your attention! I’ll explain. Back in 1933, John Dillinger roamed the nation, creating havoc as he robbed, killed and threatened the safety of American citizens. On July 22, 1933, Dillinger was gunned down by Federal Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House

The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indiana’s central eastern border has secrets. It was not a secret that its owner, Levi Coffin, a Quaker from North Carolina and local businessman, was part of the Underground Railroad. Coffin was Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

  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 >