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Saturday, September 2, 2017

French Lick - Five on Friday

It's been awhile, but I am hooking up with FAST Blog for Five on Friday.

Last week a neighbor asked me if I would go with her to a place in Indiana called French Lick.  I have never been there, and have always wanted to go, so this was my chance.  She was meeting some friends she went to school with and needed someone to navigate.

Here are some pictures of the hotel....

 It was impossible to get a picture of the entire place all together as it is huge!  I wanted you to see the porch. in this picture.

First stop was in town for lunch.  (actually first stop was the French Lick winery but it wasn't open for lunch that day)  Here is a picture of the hotel from town.
We didn't get to eat at this restaurant, but I guess it was owned by Larry Bird. He is a local basketball hero and owned this restaurant.  It was closed too.  Apparently, a lot of places are closed on Mondays.

  Can you tell what this lady is doing?  Looking at the sky through a cereal box!  
(Say like an old person) 
"Back in my day we didn't need fancy glasses to look at the solar eclipse, we put pin holes in boxes.  Works just as well and you don't spend a bunch of money..." blah blah and blah.
But the hotel was passing out fancy solar eclipse glasses...
 I stayed on the porch and did not partake in looking at the solar eclipse.  I've had a lot of problems with my eyes this summer so I decided I didn't need one more thing.  And this leads me to the number one thing I liked about French Lick. 

That porch!

  We were there during the week and it wasn't real crowded, which made it nice because there was always a seat available.  This is my neighbor and her friends.

The second thing I loved about the place was the décor.

Three - stuff to do at the hotel
They have a casino inside the hotel,  a couple of restaurants, a spa,  a bowling alley, and some boutiques.  The only place we went to was the restaurants, shops, and the casino.  We got there on Monday and left on Wednesday, so there wasn't time to do it all.

We were losers but at least we were good sports about it!
(Actually, she did win around $180 the first night we were there!  I never won, but I'm not a big gambler so I didn't lose much either!)
 I did, however, buy a top at one of the boutiques for 60% off!!!

The fourth thing I loved about the place were the pools.  I never did get to swim in them, 
 but I love that they have indoor

 and outdoor pools and a hot tub.

 They also had a seating area and deli by the pools,
 which was great because we needed a little refresher.  We had a pop up shower and didn't get wet as we were under the awning.  I think awnings add so much ambience to a seating area.
And last.....the doorman!  He was only there on our last day, but look how he is dressed.  
(He kind of looks like the wizard of Oz to me!) 

I loved French Lick and I would definitely go back.

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  1. Very posh, glad you enjoyed your stay

  2. Cindy, You are a gad about for sure. I love that hotel and French Lick...Only been once. I did not care for the Sulphur smell ...I know the springs was used my FDR in his day. Cindy I hope you and your sweet friend can come to Horton's on the 23rd. Diana of Nana Diana takes a break will be there with her daughter who lives near Indy. I may have my daughters with me. It would be good to see everyone. I love the doorman's outfit. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. What a grand hotel . . . I love that front porch! I would want to go back, too. It looks like a sweet place to send and anniversary weekend, so romantic. Maybe you can surprise the hubby.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Connie :)

  4. It looks like a big luxury hotel with an adequately dressed doorman and proper hotel amenities.
    I wish you many enjoyable "escapes" like this one!

  5. Wow what a grand hotel. Glad you enjoyed your time. The porch definitely looks good and the swimming pools. We try and go swimming once a week but nothing like as grand as these, ours are a lot cooler too I think. Love how smart the porter is dressed. Have a good week. Cathy x

  6. I've heard of French Lick and of Larry Bird too. What a great looking hotel.

  7. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time. That porch is fabulous!

  8. Maybe you can surprise the hubby.
    Thanks for sharing,

    แตกใน xxx


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