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Gerst Haus

SausagePlatter

I have German roots. I love German food … who doesn’t? So when I had the opportunity to try out the Gerst House in Evansville earlier this week I couldn’t pass it up. First of all, the atmosphere is awesome.Second Read more >

The 3 Dunes Challenge @IndianaDunes

My heart rate just returned to normal. So, that’s nice. I had the pleasure of traveling up to the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton on June 12 for the kickoff of the 3 Dune Challenge, the premier new outdoor Read more >

Spring Mill State Park

Spring Mill

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 >

Dining Out in Corydon

mac and cheese

I spent a FULL day in Corydon a few weeks ago (post coming about that) and had the opportunity to try a few of their local dining establishments. I had lunch right downtown at Frederick’s Cafe.I’m a sucker for local Read more >

Jasper, Indiana (Part 1 of 2)

Schnitz

I’m a big fan of Southern Indiana. Rolling hills, beautiful scenery, rural communities … the list goes on. I had the opportunity to visit again recently while my husband did some work down there. I took full advantage of the Read more >

Brugge Brasserie

Brugge 2

I’m fortunate enough to live right by Broad Ripple – one of Indy’s six cultural districts. Many things set Broad Ripple apart and one of those are the many dining choices that are locally-owned and completely delicious. The other week Read more >

Take a Literary Tour of Indiana, Day 1

There are enough cultural trails in Indiana, usually centered around an industry, like the Southern Indiana Wine Trail, or a geographic area, like the Hendricks County and Morgan County Cultural Trail. So I’m picking a cultural trail of my own, Read more >

Uptown Cafe

Dessert

Bloomington has no shortage of restaurants. My husband visited a few months back and kept talking about his awesome lunch at Uptown Cafe. So when I went there last month and my lunch appointment suggested it, I couldn’t turn it Read more >

Northern Indiana Beer Trail, Day 3

We had to cut our day a little short yesterday, trying to cover the remaining seven microbreweries in the Northern Indiana Beer Trail (click here for the Google Map). We covered seven on the Northwestern Indiana Beer Trail, but we Read more >