The Secret Garden

Located just off the beaten path in Commiskey, Indiana, walking into Stream Cliff Herb Farm is like stepping into a Secret Garden. Wildflowers and lush landscaping line brick pathways which lead from one beautiful discovery to another, from reflecting ponds to serene gardens to an old wooden chapel. My daughter and I spent an afternoon there … Continue reading The Secret Garden

Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

The first couple of months of 2017 had me in a whirlwind of stress due to some difficult work projects, so I was even more excited than normal to be able to get away with my husband for a relaxing beach vacation in Southeast Florida. Clearwater Beach, FL We weren't the only ones who thought … Continue reading Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

A Step Back in Time

Locust Grove, in Louisville, KY, tells the story of William and Lucy Clark Croghan, along with the story of Lucy's brother, General George Rogers Clark. The home has hosted a number of historical heroes in past years, including Presidents James Monroe and Andrew Jackson, John James Audubon, Cassius Marcellus Clay, and Lewis and Clark. Each … Continue reading A Step Back in Time

Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems

    I was given some work assignments in South Central Indiana, which required overnight travel, so I decided to combine my business trip with an exploration of some small towns that I have visited many times before, but this time I would pay closer attention. I took notice of the farmlands and small churches … Continue reading Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems

Covered Bridge Festival

October, 2014 I've heard that Indiana's Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest festivals in the nation, so my friend, Julie, and I decided to check it out. The festival started in Rockville, Indiana, over 50 years ago, and has spread to several different towns in Parke County, Indiana. The closest available motel with … Continue reading Covered Bridge Festival

Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, Mike and I headed southeast for some sand and sunshine! Although not a planned part of the trip, we found ourselves too close to Charleston, SC, not to check it out. So that was our first stop. Beautiful homes are surrounded by a wealth of history. We were also … Continue reading Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine