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Explore the Indy Cultural Trail

Long story short, in 2004 the city of Indianapolis gave permission to the cultural development commissioners to use the city right-of-way to build a walking/biking trail through the city. Local legends (Eugene and Marilyn Glick) committed $15 million, grants came 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 >

Southeastern Indiana Part III – Outdoor Recreation

So by now you have read about my journeys to Southeastern Indiana right? If not, then make sure to go here and here. But what I haven’t touched on is the outdoor recreation available there. I have three places that Read more >

White River Canoe Company

I think it has been over 15 years since I canoed, but when my daughter mentioned going last week I thought it sounded like a blast. I knew there was a place close to Indy and found White River Canoe Read more >

Fourwinds Resort and Marina

I am always happy when I have an excuse to Visit Bloomington and my last visit was no exception. I attended a tourism luncheon at the Fourwinds Resort and Marina and had no idea about this gem located right on Read more >


Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville).Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual Read more >

National Maple Syrup Festival

We just got back from a weekend of syrup-filled fun at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Brown County. This was Brown County’s first time to host the event and our entire visit was wonderful. I’m sure it had nothing Read more >

Spring Mill State Park

While in Southern Indiana a few weeks ago I had a chance to stop by Spring Mill State Park. One word – beautiful!It certainly helped that it was a perfect weather day, but it doesn’t get much better than this.My Read more >

eXplore Brown County

Hopefully you have been enjoying the recent sunshine in the state … I know I have. And to add to my excitement, I just found out about eXplore Brown County. They offer paintball, ATV tours, mountain biking and more, but Read more >