Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The White House

Last weekend we wanted to get away...Joe asked me to line up some help at the shop and we took off. I didn't know where we were going until we stopped in the little town of Rensselaer, IN. This is one of the towns we are going to bike through this fall on our trip across Indiana. Did I mention that we are planning to bicycle from Pontiac to Fort Wayne? Well we are!

Joe thought we could check out The White House on Park Avenue. We are definitely going to stay there in the fall. It's a beautiful old home....well kept with very nice guest rooms.

We stayed in a room called the cottage retreat. I want this room for our trip too, because I think my muscles will be screaming for a whirlpool bath after biking all day.

This home has only had three families own it since it was built. The current owners, Fred and Sally, are innkeepers as well as professors at St. Joseph's College. They are wonderful hosts and great cooks too!

We went down the road to Lafayette for dinner. Joe thought I'd like that....kinda nostalgic since I lived there while I was going to Purdue. Lafayette has one of those great old Indiana limestone courthouses and a vibrant downtown. There's been a lot of restoration going on the last 25 years and it looks great.

I love these sculptures on a corner in Lafayette. They are by Linda Vanderkolk and Roy Patrick.

The backside makes me laugh....look at the derriere on's perfect!


A Lovely Thing said...

Oh those sculptures are awesome!

Are you biking as part of an organized tour?

Our tax lady is doing a tour from Atlanta all the way up the east coast to New York in August.

Renee said...

Those sculptures are wonderful!

Love the bedroom, would like to have one like that at home for myself! Sounds like you had a lovely get away.

Mona said...

WoW, that looked like a lot of fun. Great post.

Kris said...

If wearing metal would make my rear look that good I'd be clinking when I walk. LOL

Have a Happy Day


Judy said...

What a great trip Joyce...Looks like a place I would love to visit.
How cool is that to take a road trip on a bike. Good luck to you on that.

rosy said...

Is that where Paul Simon was singing about in the song 'That was your Mother'?? . . . 'standing on the corner of Lafayette'?
Wonderful sculptures!
And a great blog!!! I only discovered it recently but have been reading it most days and so enjoying it. Thank you!
Best Wishes
Rosy in England

Dot said...

Thanks for the photo tour. It was fun!

pedalpower said...

We are not part of an organized ride...our niece is getting married and we decided to bike to the wedding! Well, we'll arrive a few days early so I can recover from all that riding. Our son will bring the truck and the bike rack so we don't have to ride back!