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Fueling up for London

By     |    Sep 10, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin     |    No Comments

We had just under three weeks between our last day in the mountains and our flight to London. We spent it all, seemingly, eating. Here’s where we ended up: The Best Lunch Deal in Kansas City at Extra Virgin Happy Hour at Extra Virgin in Kansas City is amazing. But here’s the secret: it starts at 11:30AM, lunch time. It’s a lunch deal too. Many of their tapas are 50% […]

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All Roads Lead to Terre Haute, Indiana

By     |    Apr 12, 2012
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There’s a pretty good chance we’ll never set foot in Terre Haute again. For about a quarter century, Lisa and I managed to avoid the city. Then we visited regularly(ish) because our good friends Ben and Gina lived there. Now they’re moving. We’re probably not going back. And it’s not because of the crows. The city ain’t a bad place. It has a great Frisbee golf course. And I’d love […]

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My favorite stained glass window.

Brunch With the Nuns Outside Terre Haute

By     |    Apr 12, 2012
Posted in: Food, Indiana     |    No Comments

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a peaceful Catholic woman’s college located in the wilds of southern Indiana, about five miles from Terre Haute. It’s home to a sisterhood of nuns, who, among other things, raise alpacas and sell alpaca wool creations to benefit their Center for Eco-Justice. It’s also home to the remains of one of only ten US saints (though only two of the ten were actually born here), Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. […]

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Bison, Monument Circle.

Indianapolis is a good place.

By     |    Apr 11, 2012
Posted in: Indiana     |    2 Comments

Last time we were in Indianapolis, we explored the Indianapolis Museum of Art and went to a concert in the Fountain Square neighborhood. We really liked both the museum and the neighborhood. On our way back to Chicago, we visited some friends who are planning to move to Indianapolis in a few months. We took a day and explored the city. Black Market We started at Black Market, a great […]

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A redbud.

Driving Into Spring

By     |    Apr 4, 2012
Posted in: Drives, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma     |    No Comments

In the desert, spring is hard to notice. In years when there is no outbreak of colorful flowers, the signs of the shifting seasons are even more subtle. You might notice that some of the leaves seem slightly greener, a few cacti might blossom, and some softer plants may be growing where only hard, crusty plants had been before. The desert’s subtle shifts remind me that spring is much more […]

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The museum through the trees

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is Awesome and Free

By     |    Oct 28, 2011
Posted in: Indiana     |    1 Comment

“If you have some time tomorrow, check out the art museum,” our buddy Drew told us.  Later he said: “One of the things I like best about Indianapolis is that it continues to pleasantly surprise me.” Oh, understatement. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is awesome.  If you’re in town, you need to visit.  Let me counteth the ways we love it: It’s free (but you may have to pay for […]

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Poochie Wants Pumpkin | Dispatches From Terre Haute, IN

By     |    Oct 27, 2011
Posted in: Food, Indiana, Local News Dispatch     |    1 Comment

Ultra-local papers are the best. They are a window into the soul of a town and its residents. This dispatch comes from The Weekly Crust of Terre Haute, IN. We grabbed a copy while eating at Wise Pies Pizza & Subs (it’s their paper).   Rocky Wants a Slate Oven Too Wise Pies now has a slate oven equipped pizza truck.  The first outing was during Terre Haute’s Blues Fest.  One of their […]

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Welcome to Terre Haute, Crow-opolis

By     |    Oct 27, 2011
Posted in: Indiana     |    3 Comments

Terre Haute has a crow problem.  Check this out: Two winters ago, Union Hospital spent more than $100,000 to clean up after crows, an effort that included power-washing the parking lots. Last year, a crew shoveled 4,000 pounds of crow droppings from the roof of a building used by the Clabber Girl baking powder company. Trees have been chopped down. Recorded crow-distress calls have been played. Debates have raged between […]

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