July 16, 2010---What a day of walking & sight seeing in Madison, IN. First stop from the Rivercrest Marina was the Lumber Mill Antique Mall. This three story structure is
The Lanier home features 1844 Greek Revival construction. This National Historic site owned and operated by the Indiana Dept of Natural Resourses has been giving tours for 85 years.
Garden as seen from the second floor of the home that was built for James F.D. Lanier. His fame in the area really came when he loaned the State of Indiana one million dollars to arm troops in the Civil War.
Some things in the mansion belonged to the Lanier family. Other furnishings are from the period. All of the rooms are nicely done.
A trip to the Heritage Center is a very rewarding look at old photos, articles and artifacts about the history of Madison.
The resemblance of a one room school reminded the mcgees of their youth growing up in Wyoming attending eight years of school in just such a structure.
After a good look at the rail station a walk in the garden at the nearby winery was pleasant.
Headed back to the marina, we stopped for dinner at the La Rosita Restaurant. Melissa LeonVega was a wonderful server. We had a good time visiting with her. The Mexican food she recommended was delicious and with extra encouragement she brought out the best hot sauce.
Tabby (another waitress) said be sure to call a couple of days in advance on our return trip and they would fix us something special!