We realized about half way there that we'd been there before - but we were on the way - and knew we'd find something new!
cell phone tour of the historic sites. I found it on the city site and loved it! What a fun idea! It was really great because we just followed the map and dialed away. It was raining much of the day so we didn't really want to get out and walk around - but this way we still learned along the way!
Our first stop was the Lanier Mansion. The phone tour takes the "voice" of someone that lived in the day. The "daughter" told us how this was the biggest house in town and they used to see pigs walking by their home every day.
And there's the view - not bad!
This was the home of Emilie Todd-Helm - Mary Lincoln-Todd's half-sister.
And this is just a kick-ass beautiful home next door.
Madison Fudge Factory and I had to stop! We also saw these bikes out front. It's two separate bikes - but the "driver" sits behind the rider in the big seat. I'm not sure how they'd be able to see over the canopy if that was up? I tried to convince Larry that we need one of these so he can peddle me around Cincinnati - he was not convinced.
Hillside Inn! It doesn't show in this photo but this is quite a hill. And of course - we had to go to the top and see the view!
Amanas in Iowa but they were still good. The pickles are awesome! I'm still enjoying them and they definitely have a spicy kick!
It was a really great day! I love our road trips - it's really part of how we fell in love - so how can you not love that? It's also fun to know that even if we've been before - we can make the visit brand new again!
So head to Madison for a cell phone tour and enjoy the day!