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Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they’re bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport’s world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children’s entertainment, ballroom Read more >

Drive-In in Decatur

Arnold's Drive-In View from the Street

In Decatur, Indiana there is a time machine that will take you back to the 1950’s and have you asking for a second helping of fries. I found it because long drives require breaks every now and then. Recently, on one of Read more >

Thirty-Six Saloon

    The Thirty-Six Saloon has been a staple in Rockville, Indiana for many years. Located on Highway 36 about 30 miles North of Terre Haute and 60 miles West of Indianapolis. It started as a small bar, before my Read more >

Fall Festivities in Fortville

Just a few minutes out of Fortville, Indiana, about a 40-minute drive from Indianapolis, there is a farm known for its Christmas trees. “Whoa,” you’re thinking, “This blog is a few months too early. I’m focused on fall.” Don’t worry, Read more >

Day in Danville – Part II

Mayberry Cafe

Last week I wrote about my fantastic morning out in Danville (a small town just west of Indianapolis) and I promised that I would be writing again soon to tell you about how we spent the rest of the day. Read more >

57th Annual Covered Bridge Festival

CoveredBridge!!

The Covered Bridge Festival has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I grew up in a historic Bed & Breakfast in Rockville, Indiana that was once called Suit’s Us. I can remember Read more >