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These Rocks Are Rolling: A Rare Look at an Active Limestone Quarry

The Pentagon. The Biltmore Estate. The Met. Ellis Island. What do all these have in common? Indiana limestone. Indiana’s quarries have literally shaped our nation’s landscape, providing materials for monuments, state capitals and other landmark buildings from coast to coast. Read more >

Take in Beauty and History on a Tour of the Indiana Statehouse

I’ve lived in Indiana for almost 20 years. I’ve visited places all over the state. I enjoy learning about the history we have, but I had NEVER gone on a Statehouse tour until this week. Pathetic, I know, but now Read more >

Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion– Christmas Delight

If you want to experience a breathtakingly beautiful home decorated for the holidays, tour the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo. With 20 rooms and just about that many Christmas trees the home that was built during Kokomo’s gas boom in late Read more >

Tour Notre Dame Stadium This Fall

My husband is a Notre Dame grad, so needless to say, fall Saturdays in our house involve cheering on his beloved Fighting Irish. (He happily returns the favor in the winter by being just as loud and proud for my Butler Read more >

Tour and Tea in French Lick

Some of my most treasured moments with my mom involve the two of us sitting around and having a long chat while drinking a cup of tea. But I’ve never experienced the long-standing British tradition of an authentic “afternoon tea.” So I Read more >

Oliver Winery – Indiana’s Largest Winery

When drinking a glass of wine, with every sip I take I ponder about how long it took the grapes to ripen for this particular wine; how long the fermentation process took before the yeast began to digest the sugars Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So Read more >

American Craft Beer Week: Upland Brewing Company

I recently learned that it’s American Craft Beer Week. Specialty beers are becoming quite a food trend these days. Perhaps it’s even moved beyond a trend and has entered the realm of classic. Either way, it’s an adult delight that can Read more >