|West Baden trip 12/01
For my birthday, actually a little late, on a beautiful and uncommonly warm December 4th, Suzanne took me to West Baden, Indiana.
"Huh? West Baden, Indiana?" Yes! We went to an historic hotel where we had a tour, took some pictures, and had a generally wonderful time. This hotel was in its heyday during the 20's - 40's when gambling was popular in the area. In addition, people used to come for the healthful benefits of the hot mineral spring baths. Though the hotel is not operating as a hotel at this time, and had undergone many years of dreadful neglect and damage, it is in the process of being meticulously restored.
After that, we drove up the road just a mile or two to French Lick where we went to another fabulous resort hotel and had a sumptious luncheon before heading back up to Bloomington.