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Carrie Lambert

Levi and Catherine Coffin: Historic Hoosier Heroes

History is all over our beautiful state and while I rarely play favorites, suffice it to say that the Levi and Catherine Coffin House in Fountain City is one of my favorites. I've visited this site numerous times, but this time I got to visit the brand new interpretive center, located right next…

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Halloween is a Frightful Delight at Holiday World

Most of my friends make their annual trip to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in the middle of summer and I can't fault them for that. It is awesome then ... BUT my family just made their fourth annual trip there during their Happy Halloween Weekends and it is quickly becoming a tradition we all…

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Tailgate While You Wait at Bonge's Tavern

For years (and I do mean years) folks have been talking to me about Bonge's Tavern. Located almost an hour north and a little east of Indy this place is out in the sticks. Perkinsville, Indiana. Never heard of it? I'm not surprised. But, what you find there is amazing food, eclectic atmosphere and…

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Hands-On Fun at Falls of the Ohio State Park

Last year I visited Falls of the Ohio State Park in Southern Indiana. It was a great visit, but I knew I had to go back because the interpretive center was undergoing a renovation and thank goodness, I had the opportunity to visit again this year. I'm really glad I did. Before I dive into the…

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Richmond Dining At Its Best

Every time I visit Richmond and Wayne County I come home full. Not only from experiences (see some of my visits here and here), but also from the extraordinary restaurants. This last time was no exception ... The Kitchen at the Loft Located in the Depot District of Richmond, this restaurant is in the…

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Richmond for Adults (and some kids too!)

I recently highlighted my trip to Richmond (just an hour east of Indy) and focused on the kid friendly places we stopped. But it is important to note the other stops that were full of learning, history and fun. Model T Museum The Model T Ford Club of America is headquartered in Richmond and with it -…

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Richmond for Kids (And Adults Too!)

It has been a year or so since I spent a few days in Richmond/Wayne County (just an hour or so east of Indy) and my visit was overdue! It is amazing all we experience when we are there. Veach's Toy Station Since I visited last they have had quite the makeover! The Today Show chose them to for a…

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Conner Prairie's Treetop Outpost is Not Just for Kids

Since the fall I've been looking forward to the newest exhibit at Conner Prairie - the Treetop Outpost. And July 1, 2016 it opens!! I was able to get a sneak peek earlier in the week and was amazed at the entire experience. When you leave Prairietown and enter the Nature Walk you are greeted with…

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MMMM .... Cake!

Have you heard of The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple (a trendy, hip community on the north side of Indianapolis)? Delectable Cake. Check. Adorable location. Check. Insanely incredible (albeit girly) atmosphere. Check. I can't begin to describe what this place encompasses. It makes for the perfect…

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Your Tastebuds Will Love East End Grill in Lafayette

I like trying new places to eat. Especially when they are as yummy as East End Grill in Lafayette. Located in the heart of downtown it offers a great stop to wet the whistle (craft beers!) and satisfy the hunger. Example one: Salad. I don't order it often, but when I do, I want it to look like this…

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