Realizing that the Foodie Daughter would be turning 21 this fall, I had been planning something special for her birthday.
Given the nature of this gift, this trip would have to wait until after her birthday.
Then of course I would have to work around her football schedule.
Luckily, the very next Saturday after her birthday was available and I warned her to keep that date open as I had something special planned for her.
Then, on her birthday, I revealed my plans to her.
To wit; I would be taking her to French Lick, Indiana to tour West Baden Springs Hotel.
Then we would travel just a bit down the road to French Lick Hotel and Casino where we would eat lunch before hitting the casino.
As an added bonus, this would be a girls-only event.
Sorry guys, but we're leaving you at home this time.
By the time we reached West Baden Springs, the sun had begun to peek out from behind the clouds.
The Foodie Daughter promptly decided that she would like to be married here.
Fortunately, local Bloomington businessman, Bill Cook, spearheaded efforts to save this architectural gem.
Detail of the light.