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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 familyís choice to reside hereóweíre never bored! Our latest discovery is the town of Delphi. Located in Carroll County, it is 20 minutes northeast Read more >

Fairmountís James Dean Festival

I like old cars. Iíve 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 >

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival

  Fall is my favorite season, mainly because one of my favorite events of the year takes place Ė Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. This annual festival, held at Hier’s Park (547 S. Briant Street) in Huntington, began in 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 >

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes is just about the cutest cafť Iíve frequented in a long while. It is named after its owner, Becky Pea, who started the business with husband Bill in 1996. They are professional Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House

The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indianaís 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 townís tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >