April 2017

Le Sueur Swap Meet, Unexpected finds every time!

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This was the 40th year for the Le Sueur Swap Meet. I have been a couple times and I am always surprised by what you find.  This is a show that we never know if we will be attending or not, it just depends on the fieldwork. This year it worked out so we headed […]

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National Tell a Story Day, travel induced!

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There is something about being in a car that is like being in a confessional.  Stories and confidences roll off the tongue and with today being National Tell a Story Day, it made sense to share a family tall tale. My tall tale begins like many. Once upon a time, family was out hunting when […]

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The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, a magical place!

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I enjoy the farm toy hobby and after a visit to the Museum of Miniatures and Other Collectibles Inc. I have a whole new appreciation for the hobbyists that create these marvels.  I traveled with my mom, Lori Disque to Carmel, Indiana as part of a hosted trip to Hamilton County.  Elaine Mancini, Executive Director of […]

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Farming - at the Conner Prairie Museum

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Prairie Conner Museum is a place to go and learn about nature, but it is also a working farm.  Hannah Kiefer of Conner Prairie explained that they adhere to STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and interact with Indiana history. As a farmer’s wife, I love anywhere where agricultural preservation is practiced so this was […]

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Wind and Conner Prairie

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I love living history farms and discovery museums, they make me feel like a big kid.  When on my press trip to Hamilton County Indiana, I had a chance to visit the wonderful Conner Prairie Museum where I saw agriculture, history, and learned some fun facts about wind!  Connor Prairie stewards the largest tract of undeveloped […]

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Fun and Food at Four DayRay, Fishers IN

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My first stop on  my press trip to Hamilton County Indiana was the Four Day Ray restaurant and brewery.  I met up with Whitney Riggs of Visit Hamilton County, then headed into the wonderfully bright restaurant.  My mom and I loved the huge windows that during the summer can open up, the light upbeat atmosphere sets […]

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Dr. James Ford Historic Home

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Sometimes there is no question that an event is a God thing.  Mom (Lora Disque) and I were traveling in Wabash, Indiana. We had stayed overnight at the lovely Herrold On Hill Bed and Breakfast, and went downtown to tour whatever historic sites we could see before noon.  At Herrold on Hill, our hosts had […]

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Herrold on Hill, bed and breakfast extrodinaire!

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  Recently my mom, Lori Disque and I received a hosted stay in Wabash, Indiana at Herrold on Hill. When I first heard the name of the wonderful bed and breakfast inn, Herrold on Hill, I tried to imagine just how it got its name, but I never did. Well, innkeepers Alan and Sandy Jachinski […]

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Mapping your way while traveling-  five tips from the directionless!

My mom, Lori Disque and I just returned from a trip of Northeastern Indiana.  The trip was awesome and I will soon be blogging about our great stops.  With both of us being directionally challenged and adverse to map reading, we tend to rely on navigation tools to get us from point A to point […]

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Cracker Trail Museum and Nature Preserve in Pioneer Park

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Jane and Beth Elliott and I were in a hurry when we stopped at the Cracker Trail Museum in Zolfo Springs, Florida. On our way to the beautiful Ringling Mansion and Museums in Sebring, the stop was on the way and we wanted to see all there was to see while in the area. Midwesterners […]

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