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Discover Fossils at Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center

    I’ll bet when you think of winter outdoor activities in Indiana you never think of fossil hunting. Well, you should consider it because examining 390-million-year-old fossil beds, which are among the largest, naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in Read more >

Santa arrives by seaplane, kicks-off 2015 Ohio County holiday events

When your Main Street begins at the beautiful Ohio River waterfront that’s all the more reason to have Santa Claus arrive by seaplane! The public is invited to meet on Front Street in Rising Sun on Friday, December 4 around Read more >

So Much to Discover at Muncie’s Gem – Minnetrista

Have you heard of a place for years and never visited it and when you finally did, you went ‘Wow!’ That’s what I felt when I recently toured the place called Minnetrista in Muncie. The word Minnetrista means ‘gathering place Read more >

Giddyup at Rawhide Ranch in Brown County

If there would be a place of heaven on earth for me, it would have to revolve around horses. I’ve loved them since I was a little girl. Our family has always ridden while on vacation. Recently, I discovered a Read more >

Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine

Dad worked for Amtrak. Train rides were part of my childhood. So when I heard about the Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine excursion, I arranged for tickets for my husband and me! Jasper is located in Dubois County, southwest of Read more >

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Turns 50!

 If you’ve had ‘Visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’ on your family’s bucket list, make plans to get there this summer. There’s never been a better time!  The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, which opened April 25, is kicking off a Read more >

History, Architecture, Sweets Await at Columbus

In our continuing quest to discover Indiana’s gems we visited the city of Columbus. Located approximately 1 hour south of Indianapolis in Bartholomew County, it had several places that we enjoyed. Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum was someplace we headed since we Read more >

Travel Channel takes Santa for a ride

When you work and live in a town named Santa Claus, everyday life can be somewhat surreal. For example: If you’re a wrestling fan, you may recognize Mick Foley behind the beard. Jolly ol’ Saint Mick may be a WWE Read more >

Natural Valley Ranch Provides Fun / Memories

I admit up front—horseback riding is my favorite outdoor activity. I’ve loved horses since as a little girl, I took lessons and owned a Quarter horse. When my husband, John, and I took our family on vacations, we went horseback 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 >