Tuesday Travelogue February 10th

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our thirty-second week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:


" to enjoy the ride"

"take a trip without even leaving the farm"

"expand your horizons"

"see through someone else's eyes"

 and hopefully much more!


(Be sure and click on the links in blue.)

This week, we've moved onto "I" in the travels across America. The "I's" have it! (Week 3 of "I's....wow). We moved through Illinois, last week and now it's Indiana and next week, Iowa and then we'll be done with all of the "I" states (geez, there were FOUR of them!)


Who doesn't love a GREAT "sweets"  STORE? When you're traveling, to treat yourself or buy some yummies to bring home to family/friends, well, this is QUITE THE SELECTION (six!!) in Lafayette, Indiana! And don't forget it's almost Valentine's Day! Thank you, The Romanski Group!



I'm so excited to share the AMAZING talent of this realtor/painter, Larry Johnston! He weaves great historical tales along with his incredible paintings, like this one from South Bend, Indiana.  (Try to find the corvette in the picture--bet you can't!)





Bruce Walter teaches us about an unusual relic in Tippecanoe (and it's NOT Tyler, too!) A great war history lesson in Lafayette, Indiana. (By the way, did you know that Tippecanoe and Tyler too was an old campaign song from the 1840 US presidental campaign? Now, you learned something ELSE about Tippecanoe, TOO. You're welcome.)


Who knew there was a Santa Claus in Indiana? Well, I just had to check it out. Christmas Lake Village--now this is kind of a "sales" video and a bit longer than I would like, but I just couldn't  resist going from Valentine's Day to Christmas in one blogpost! Kara Hinshaw did this in 2009. 



Please don't forget to comment on these blogposts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels. Feel free to join our group:

Travelers in the Rain!


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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - Fun trips today, and thanks for the pointer to Larry Johnston - he's very talented.

Feb 10, 2015 03:37 AM #6
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am so glad you got Larry Johnston on there Gayle, very nice.

Feb 10, 2015 03:39 AM #7
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Another great selection Gayle, Larry Johnston is very talented indeed.

Feb 10, 2015 03:48 AM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-Well you took me from the sweets to a place I would have to burn off those calories even if it isn't Christmas. Your travels can make history and cars fun as well. Great job. I do believe I have added Indiana and Christmas to my list.

Feb 10, 2015 03:56 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thanks for the quick trip out of town, and I too liked  Larry Johnston entry.  A

Feb 10, 2015 03:59 AM #10
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good afternoon Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,  Thank you for highlighting me in your Travelogue.  Have a great week.

Feb 10, 2015 05:47 AM #11
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much for all the hard work on this series Gayle.  I will miss it while I'm away but, hope to take lots of photos that I can share and you can enjoy!  Love Larry Johnston  pic!!!

Feb 10, 2015 06:25 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm a huge fan of Larry's too - thanks for giving him such well-deserved credit. Trying to get taxes done and no time to travel. I'll be back at some point. D

Feb 10, 2015 07:23 AM #13
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Great trip this week Gayle.  I really enjoy Larry's work as well.  Mark

Feb 10, 2015 09:30 AM #14
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

And now I'm off for more adventures... and to see if I can find the corvette.

Feb 10, 2015 11:25 AM #15
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

This is an excellent shout out to our friends and colleagues in good old Indiana like Larry Johnston, Bruce Walter, and Kara Hinshaw. Thanks Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 for digging out these treasures in AR!

Feb 10, 2015 11:54 AM #16
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Gail - you did a wonderful job. I read all of it with great interest. never knew about Lake Christmas in Snata Claus. Quite intriguing.

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 PM #17
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Gayle, I had seen Larry's post whenhe originally put it up and didn't get past the 57 Chevy

Feb 10, 2015 12:12 PM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

So Gayle clearly I am 31 weeks behind...go figure story of my life, Endre

Feb 10, 2015 01:35 PM #19
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Endre Barath, Jr. welcome to the The Future Past....!

Feb 10, 2015 02:12 PM #20
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Great choices for this! Glad to see Larry Johnson, love his paintings, they are incredible!

Feb 10, 2015 02:19 PM #21
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. I am a great fan or Larry Johnston, his paintings are simply amazing. I'm sure he is very good as a Realtor, but his art is at another level.

Feb 10, 2015 08:26 PM #22
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Gayle, thank you for highlighting some areas of Indiana that people may not be familiar with,  from beautful and hilly Southern Indiana around Kara Hinshaw's Santa Claus to Industrial Northern Indiana that Larry Johnson captures so well with the life and culture in his incredible paintings around South Bend!

We do have lots of beautiful areas around Lafayette that may not have been brought out in the Romanski's great post of Lafayette Sweet Treat Establishments, or my post on the Tippecanoe Skywatch Tower.

In honor of your great historical knowledge knowing the origins of Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, here is a picture from our incredibly beautiful Tippecanoe Battlefield Park.  This is our version of a Midwest  ironwood  tree:


Feb 11, 2015 01:13 AM #23
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Gayle, I thought I was following you and was surprised when I found out I wasn't.  I too am a great fan of Larry Johnston 's incredible paintings.  He is awesome!  So are his paintings!

Feb 11, 2015 06:56 AM #24
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for continuing this very interesting series.

More members should be posting photoblogs which sometimes attract more interest than real estate statistics.

Feb 12, 2015 12:41 AM #25
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