Fueling up for London

Fueling up for London

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 …

All Roads Lead to Terre Haute, Indiana

All Roads Lead to Terre Haute, Indiana

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 …

Brunch With the Nuns Outside Terre Haute

Brunch With the Nuns Outside Terre Haute

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 …

Indianapolis is a good place.

Indianapolis is a good place.

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 …

Driving Into Spring

Driving Into Spring

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 …

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is Awesome and Free

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is Awesome and Free

“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. …

Poochie Wants Pumpkin | Dispatches From Terre Haute, IN

Poochie Wants Pumpkin | Dispatches From Terre Haute, IN

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 …

Welcome to Terre Haute, Crow-opolis

Welcome to Terre Haute, Crow-opolis

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 …