Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Rathskeller in Indianapolis

Traditional German fare at The Rathskeller in Indianapolis, Indiana

On a trip through Indianapolis, we stopped at The Rathskeller which is tucked away inside of the historic19th century Athenaeum. The restaurant has long been a staple in Indianapolis and has served German fare since 1894.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Hummingbird Fest, Vintage Days and More}

Dreaming about the weekend? Here are some family fun ideas to keep in mind:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

42nd Antique and Classic Boat Society's Annual Meeting and Boat Show in Racine, Wisconsin September 8-9

Antique and Classic Boat Society Boat Show in Racine, Wisconsin

The Antique and Classic Boat Society Annual Meeting and Boat Show will be at Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin September 8-9. During the show, members will bring more than 120 wooden and fiberglass boats for display. The boats are stunning restored vessels from the 1920's-1960's.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Enjoying Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin

Beach Day in Racine, Wisconsin

We usually spend at least one summer day in Racine, Wisconsin. We love, love, love North Beach because the view of Lake Michigan is spectacular and the beach is usually quieter than others that we have visited. The day was so calm, we ended up spending several hours just sitting and reading on the beach.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Artisans at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

Artisans at Bristol Renaissance Faire

The Bristol Renaissance Faire has no shortage of fun, pageantry and frivolity. However, one element that may get a little over looked is the presence artisans in the market threaded throughout. Quite a number of vendors offer handcrafted items whether it be soaps or garden sculptures or jewelry. In some instances, artisans craft pieces right at the faire. Ducking in and out of the stores is highly recommended as you pass through looking for entertainment. On our recent visit we discovered quite a few artisans including a basket weaver:


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Veggie Fest, French Connection, Kite Festival and More}

It is Wednesday night -- which means the weekend is ahead! Here are my local picks for this weekend:


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

1913 Restaurant + Wine Bar in Roselle, IL: Splendid Date Night!

1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar Date Night in Roselle, Illinois
During a recent date night, my husband and I discovered 1913 Restaurant + Wine Bar in Roselle. The restaurant is a happy melange of French, Italian and American cuisine and maintains an intriguingly sizable wine list. Perfect for a date night!