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West Baden Is Always Worth The Ride!

On our way up to French Lick, Indiana the other day we followed this truck until it reached it’s destination of a company that makes furniture

The scenery was farm country and small quaint towns

 

We stopped at this little country/family friendly restaurant we had discovered earlier on one of our rides…

The friendliest people eat here… mostly farmers in the surrounding area… and their wives/family…

As we ordered and ate (the BEST friend green tomatoes)…

I got into a conversation with one of the locals who used to farm in this area…

Wife has passed and children have moved away… but, he still resides here and loves it…

He gave me directions to a mill that was close…

making me wonder… “is this the sawmill that the truck we followed had come from?”…

very likely!…

probably in his 80’s… was a pleasure to talk to…

 

We arrived at WEST BADEN/French Lick … about 25 minutes later…

Sharon had never seen this wonderful West Baden Springs Hotel that had been a favorite of gangsters in it’s hayday…

Rich in decor and history…

 

The rotunda is just awesome…

the huge fireplace is so beautiful….

 

Stained glass adorns many of the windows… in the hotel…

 

The wrap-around porch is wonderful… with rocking chairs to accommodate you with a peaceful sit!…

 

The massiveness of the rotunda area is a sight to see…

 

Our friend… Sharon… my sister Carolyn, Bobby and I enjoyed our day!

We made our way over to the French Lick Hotel/Casino to play awhile…

and we did enjoy watching the people… and having fun…

The grounds here are just as lovely

We ate at another local restaurant for dinner…

(many stores and eating places have emerged since we first found this nice spot)…

A few days later… we got an invite with a FREE ROOM … in the mail…

which Bobby and I will take advantage of

Might even ride the train from the French Lick Scenic Rail Way that is available…

an 1-3/4 hour ride through the Hoosier Forest and scenic area…

 

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