Skip to main content. You are here Tours. This would make it one of the bigger tours we have had in a while. Jack and Linda had a little car trouble coming out of Seymour.
Jack stopped and worked on the car and caught up with us later.
Marge was there, along with hundreds of ladies belonging to the Red Hat Society, who were having a convention. Marge had arranged a tour of the hotel for the group. The tour was great. After the tour, the group had about an hour to spend either sitting on the veranda, hitting the Casino or taking a nap. This is a beautiful and somewhat expensive place to stay.
The condition of the West Baden was outstanding. The three cars going to Bloomington said they would be alright so Connie, Cleo and Gary went ahead on road 50 towards home.
We heard later that the Bloomington boys were late getting home. We have to mention that Marge Sutton had a red flapper dress on with a boa around her neck, purple feathers for a hat and a cigarette holder with fake cigarette of course that puffed out smoke and was ready for the convention.
Thanks to Phil and Marge for the trip. The tour started promptly at 8: On this tour were fill-in tour guides Connie and Gary Lawless. Also along were Cleo Sparks. The three cars headed to Greenfield and got on 40 East. Many stops were made. Cleo found a small dresser the he stuffed into the rumble seat on top of some paperbacks that he Marc meet french lick already bought. Also found at Marc meet french lick old Wagon Coach Home were various car parts.
The group got as far east but not quite to Marc meet french lick, Indiana, and then proceeded to do the yard sales on the other side. One good stop was at a Church were they had nice restrooms and cold drinks available to buy. We all ate at a nice little diner in Greenfield, and then did some antiquing downtown where Connie found some old Japanese saucers and cups.
We had a nice trip with the few people that showed up. One car and two families Riss and Schmelz attended the June 24 tour. We met at the Greg Schmelz Pancake House to begin the tour. Great pancakes, sausage, eggs and coffee.
After breakfast we began our back road journey to the first stop at a blacksmith, Dean Howard. The tour is interesting because the artists open up their studios and demonstrate their work. Here we learned about blacksmithing. Dean make very unique and interesting chandeliers, sconces, wine racks, gates and many other items. The whole month had been dry, but as we left the rain began to fall with vigor. Since we were in one car, Marc meet french lick decided to put the Model A in the Schmelz garage and continue the tour in modern car.
Next stop was Spears pottery.
Here we saw a demonstration of a large bowl being made. The displays were wonderful, with very stunning Marc meet french lick in the finished pieces.
Other stops included a clock and jewelry maker, furniture maker and rug maker. The furniture at the Tedrowe Furniture Studio was absolutely wonderful.
Additionally, they had a beautiful garden where we spent a lot of time.
The rain had finally ceased, but we were on back roads Marc meet french lick lots of mud! Our last stop was at the Country Mouse Weaving Studio. The studio uses recycled material such as blue jeans, excess material from carpet manufacturers, anything.
They use over two tons of material in a year that otherwise would end up in a landfill. Susan bought a nice rug for the kitchen. Oh, did I mention food? Each studio has some kind of munchies treat.