3 Easy Vacation Spots Near You

3 Easy Vacation Spots Near You

As summer is approaching you must know your options for short, easy vacations. Especially, if you have a full time job or an internship, it can be hard to take time off for long vacations . There is a way to keep your full schedule while also having fun. You can do this by taking a day or weekend trip to someplace new or familiar on the  weekends.. Here are 3 of of the best places to go: Clifty Falls State park Clifty Falls State park is an easy destination for  a short weekend trip. The state park is located in Madison, Indiana. It is about for three hours from central Lafayette. Clifty Falls is known for their waterfalls you can hike to on scenic trails. They also have events that run throughout the year.A few of their main events include fireworks, car shows, living history, reenactments of historical events, volunteer days, and fishing derbies. On top of their beautiful trails,waterfalls, and events;Clifty Falls also has a small town where you can explore, enjoy dinner, and relax. It’s perfect for a nearby vacation spot. Turkey Run A place a little closer to home is Turkey Run State Park. Turkey Run is a little over an hour from central Lafayette. This is the perfect vacation spot if you just want to  explore and get some fresh air for the day. The trails to hike vary from easy to moderate to difficult, entailing rocky paths and rough hills on the difficult trails. There are also many camping options in case you are looking  for a weekend getaway. There is an area designated to...
Updated Home in Lafayette- Beautiful Deck!

Updated Home in Lafayette- Beautiful Deck!

Welcome to 3918 Ginkgo Court, in Lafayette!  This newly updated home has so much to offer!  Let’s begin with the outside.  As you can see, the concrete drive and wonderful landscaping make the front of this home crisp and inviting!  Moving around to the back, the first thing that will catch your eye is the huge deck- complete with a pergola and a private area for your hot tub.  This home‘s amazing backyard is the perfect place to entertain friends and family! Come on in to the great room!  Everything about this room says welcome- from the gas log fireplace (an excellent place to curl up during the winter months), to the cathedral ceilings and light colors that make the space feel open and bright. Lovely light fixtures, ceramic tile flooring and hard-surface counter tops, and a neutral color palette make this kitchen an inviting place to cook, relax, or converse.  If you enjoy hosting parties and gatherings, this is definitely the home for you! The master suite is a gorgeous- with ceramic tile on the bathroom floor and patio doors that open up onto the back deck.  The bedroom is very spacious and has plenty of room for a large bed and furniture set! This well-cared for home is complete with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a two-car attached garage, and many other lovely features!  The windows are all brand new replacements in 2014.  This home on 3918 Ginkgo Court has a perfect location, with quick access to hospitals, schools, and I-65; and shopping for clothes or groceries is super convenient!  The subdivision of Weston Woods is a...
Custom Ranch with Walk-out Basement

Custom Ranch with Walk-out Basement

Welcome to 300 Plateau Court in Lafayette! As you can see, the front and back yard are beautifully landscaped, and the back yard has a privacy fence.  This space as well as the large deck off the back are the perfect environment for parties of any kind!  The front of this home has many gorgeous windows and a grand entrance to welcome you! Where do I start?  This space is so inviting!  There are many beautiful features throughout this open floor plan including hardwood floors, recessed lighting throughout, lots of windows bringing in a lot of natural light, arched doorways, vaulted ceilings and a skylight.  A fireplace in the great room makes the area cozy during the wintertime- an ideal place to curl up with your favorite book or movie! This home has a huge kitchen complete with Corian counters, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and breakfast bar and a breakfast nook overlooking the wooded backyard!  This large space is very convenient- plenty of room for multiple people and projects at the same time! The first floor master suite is filled with neutral colors and light.  Beautiful french doors open onto the deck- a peaceful place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee!  A few other nice features are the cathedral ceilings, walk in closet, and soft carpet.  Right off the bedroom is your dream bathroom- complete with double vanities, a jetted tub, a walk in shower, and gorgeous tile flooring! A very important feature of this home on 300 Plateau Court is the sizable walk-out basement!  The basement has a large family room that opens into the backyard, a...
3 Places to Explore while Family is Visiting for Graduation

3 Places to Explore while Family is Visiting for Graduation

That time of year is just around the corner! When the weather begins to warm up, flowers appear, the sun stays out long, and oh yeah GRADUATION!!! What an exciting time of your life. The time where you are leave on chapter and embarking on a new one. It is a time to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go. The best part about big life changes are the people who come around you to celebrate. Family travels from all over just celebrate you and your accomplishments. Wow! How exciting to know you have overcome every obstacle that said you shouldn’t and you made it! Now you’re probably thinking what opportunities does the Greater Lafayette area have for my family and I to enjoy together? You don’t have to worry a bit, because there are endless places to explore in the Greater Lafayette area. Here are 3 of many places to go. Down town shops Greater Lafayette area may not be a big city, but we have a lot to offer. One of those being our downtown area. There is so much to do downtown it can easily take up an entire day. Downtown Lafayette have everything from antique shops to coffee shops to chocolate shops, and every a couple record stores. It not just the shops that are so captivating, but the people who own them. Their stories are what pull you in for a closer look. For instance, the restaurant DT Kirbys. This bar and grill has been around since I can remember they have recently remodeled  and moved across from where...
It’s More than Just a Race: 8 Big Events in and Around Indy 500

It’s More than Just a Race: 8 Big Events in and Around Indy 500

Indiana may seem to be the most unlikely of places to host the greatest spectacle in racing. But every May, on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, over 500,000 people gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) while millions watch from their homes, for what has become one of the largest sporting events in the world. Thirty-three racers from all different countries race 500 miles around the 2.5 mile track at speeds over 220mph competing for that moment in victory lane and a drink of the illustrious champions milk. Here are 8 events you don’t want to miss out on: Carb Day (Friday May 22) Carb day is full of activities! Starting with a vintage car show in the morning, followed by the IMS midway open. Later on there will be a firestone pin distribution, Indy lights drivers will be introduced. Afterwards the Tag Heuer pit stop challenge will happen followed by three concerts. Time trials: (May 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22) Tickets can be found online here…you may have missed most of the trials this year but next year plan ahead and spend the weekend in indy. There is enough going on to spend the entire week staying in the great city of Indianapolis. Parade (Saturday May 23) One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, happens Saturday before the race. 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, many more watch from the comforts of their own home. After the event there is a great place to grab some local lunch afterwards at shappiro deli. Driver meeting (May 23) Saturday before the race...