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Crown Point and Portage Jewels — South Shore tour Part 2

Before we venture into Part 2 of our hunt for treasures in the South Shore area of Indiana, I should explain what the South Shore of Indiana is. This area serves residents in six counties in two states: Lake, Porter, 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 >

Farmland’s Chocolate Moose Restaurant Has Sweet Treats

It’s fun to discover unusual places to visit in Indiana. I call them ‘Serendipity Spots’. One such spot for me occurred recently in Farmland Indiana. Farmland is located in Randolph County on the state’s east border. We were driving north Read more >

Mayasari Indonesian Grill Combines Flavor with Culture

When most people think of the town of Greensburg, (Decatur County), they possibly think of the tree that grows out of the top of the county’s stately courthouse, built in the 1850s. The tree apparently began growing in the 1870s, Read more >

Visiting the Toe of the Boot – Evansville Trip, Day 2

My son and I had just spent a very busy day in Evansville in early August, eating some great German food at the Germania Volksfest; visiting the LST (landing ship tank), a WWII boat (okay, okay, ship!) that played an Read more >

Great Food and Drinks at Dig IN 2014

I finally got to visit my very first Dig IN, the Indiana food and drink celebration held every year at White River State Park. I’ve been given media passes for the last three years, but because it happens on the 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 >

Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day at a Drive In

  Today is National Root Beer Float Day which makes it a great time to talk about drive-in’s, those fun places where you order and eat in your car.   Remember Arnold’s Drive-in from Happy Days TV show starring Ron Read more >

Wilkommen to Berne’s Swiss Days Festival!

  Entering the small town of Berne makes me feel like I’ve used my passport to travel thousands of miles and spent lots of money to visit a quaint Swiss village. The good news is I’ve not done so!   Read more >

IPFW Sculpture with Purpose adds life and fun to downtown Fort Wayne

This academic year marked the 50th anniversary of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). As part of their celebration, IPFW decided to do something to enhance the community that has seen it grow into the successful university it Read more >