Vevay | Little Indiana


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>> THANK YOU. CAN YOU GUESS WHERE I WAS IN
CAN YOU GUESS WHERE I WAS IN LITTLE INDIANA THIS WEEK?
LITTLE INDIANA THIS WEEK? HERE'S A HINT.
HERE'S A HINT. THERE'THERE'S -- THEY'RE THE FIT
THERE'THERE'S -- THEY'RE THE FIT COMMERCIAL WINE PRODUCERS IN THE
COMMERCIAL WINE PRODUCERS IN THE U.S.
U.S. LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK. ON MY FIRST TRIP, THIS SMALL
ON MY FIRST TRIP, THIS SMALL TOWN OF LESS THAN 2,000 PEOPLE
TOWN OF LESS THAN 2,000 PEOPLE HAD THE BUSTLE OF THE BIG CITY.
HAD THE BUSTLE OF THE BIG CITY. IT'S A BIG CITY -- IF A BIG CITY
IT'S A BIG CITY -- IF A BIG CITY ONLY HAD ONE STOPLIGHT.
ONLY HAD ONE STOPLIGHT. I WAS THERE FOR THE SAME REASON
I WAS THERE FOR THE SAME REASON THEY WERE, THE SWISS WINE
THEY WERE, THE SWISS WINE FESTIVAL.
FESTIVAL. BUT IT'S WORTH A LOOK AROUND ANY
BUT IT'S WORTH A LOOK AROUND ANY TIME OF YEAR.
TIME OF YEAR. THERE'S ART.
THERE'S ART. ANTIQUES.
ANTIQUES. WINE.
WINE. OUR FIRST STOP, THE WINE CELLAR.
OUR FIRST STOP, THE WINE CELLAR. IT ISN'T YOUR USUAL WINE SHOP
IT ISN'T YOUR USUAL WINE SHOP BECAUSE HERE THERE ARE ONLY
BECAUSE HERE THERE ARE ONLY INDIANA WINES.
INDIANA WINES. AS WELL AS A SELECTION FROM
AS WELL AS A SELECTION FROM LOCAL RIDGE WINERY.
LOCAL RIDGE WINERY. WHILE I MANAGED TO KNOCK OVER MY
WHILE I MANAGED TO KNOCK OVER MY ENTIRE GLASS OF INDIANA WINE, MY
ENTIRE GLASS OF INDIANA WINE, MY REFILL CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS
REFILL CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS GOOD STUFF.
GOOD STUFF. WITH 30-SOME WINERIES IN SMALL
WITH 30-SOME WINERIES IN SMALL TOWNS ALONE, THAT NUMBER IS ONLY
TOWNS ALONE, THAT NUMBER IS ONLY GROWING.
GROWING. HOOSIERS ARE TURNING OUT SOME
HOOSIERS ARE TURNING OUT SOME FABULOUS WINES AND RAKING IN THE
FABULOUS WINES AND RAKING IN THE AWARDS.
AWARDS. IF YOU REMEMBER, IT WAS THE
IF YOU REMEMBER, IT WAS THE FIRST COMMERCIAL PRODUCER OF
FIRST COMMERCIAL PRODUCER OF WINE IN THE U.S.
WINE IN THE U.S. IT'S NO SURPRISE ALL THINGS WINE
IT'S NO SURPRISE ALL THINGS WINE SORT OF TOPS THE LIST OF
SORT OF TOPS THE LIST OF IMPORTANCE.
IMPORTANCE. BUT THERE IS MORE THAN WINE.
BUT THERE IS MORE THAN WINE. THERE'S ALSO CHOCOLATE.
THERE'S ALSO CHOCOLATE. I THOUGHT THAT WOULD GET YOUR
I THOUGHT THAT WOULD GET YOUR ATTENTION.
ATTENTION. I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF CHOCOLATE
I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF CHOCOLATE SHOPS, AND THERE IS JUST
SHOPS, AND THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT JAVA BEAN CAFE
SOMETHING ABOUT JAVA BEAN CAFE AND CONFECTIONARY.
AND CONFECTIONARY. THEY CALL IT SLIGHTLY UPSCALE.
THEY CALL IT SLIGHTLY UPSCALE. THERE ARE CLOTH NAPKINS.
THERE ARE CLOTH NAPKINS. BUT I CALL IT AMAZING.
BUT I CALL IT AMAZING. I BUMPED INTO ONE OF THE OWNERS
I BUMPED INTO ONE OF THE OWNERS THIS SPRING AND THE HAND MADE
THIS SPRING AND THE HAND MADE CHOCOLATES I BROUGHT HOME TO
CHOCOLATES I BROUGHT HOME TO SHARE WITH A FRIEND DIDN'T MAKE
SHARE WITH A FRIEND DIDN'T MAKE IT 15 MINUTES INTO MY CAR TRIP.
IT 15 MINUTES INTO MY CAR TRIP. THEY ARE JUST THAT GOOD.
WHETHER YOU THINK YOU ENJOY HISTORY OR NOT, YOU NEED TO STOP
HISTORY OR NOT, YOU NEED TO STOP BY THE SWITZERLAND COUNTY
BY THE SWITZERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM. IT'S NOT ONE BUT TWO BUILDINGS
IT'S NOT ONE BUT TWO BUILDINGS OF STUFF WITH A THIRD ONE IN
OF STUFF WITH A THIRD ONE IN PROCESS.
PROCESS. IT WON'T TAKE YOU LONG TO NOTICE
IT WON'T TAKE YOU LONG TO NOTICE THAT ONE OF THESE BUILDINGS IS
THAT ONE OF THESE BUILDINGS IS AN OLD CHURCH, COMPLETE WITH
AN OLD CHURCH, COMPLETE WITH WORKING BELL TOWER.
WORKING BELL TOWER. JUST PULL ON THE ROPE.
JUST PULL ON THE ROPE. ONCE THE PRE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCT
ONCE THE PRE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCT WAS TURNED OVER TO THE MUSEUM IN
WAS TURNED OVER TO THE MUSEUM IN THE 1970s WITH ONE CAVEAT,
THE 1970s WITH ONE CAVEAT, DON'T MESS WITH THE SANCTUARY.
DON'T MESS WITH THE SANCTUARY. THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE
THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE SWITZERLAND COUNTY MUSEUM IS
SWITZERLAND COUNTY MUSEUM IS FULL OF ARTIFACTS, RANGING FROM
FULL OF ARTIFACTS, RANGING FROM INCREDIBLE AREA FOSSILS TO THE
INCREDIBLE AREA FOSSILS TO THE OLDEST PIANO IN THE STATE.
OLDEST PIANO IN THE STATE. THE OLD PARSONAGE IS OHM TO THE
THE OLD PARSONAGE IS OHM TO THE LIFE ON THE OHIO RIVER EXHIBIT,
LIFE ON THE OHIO RIVER EXHIBIT, MY FAVORITE EXHIBIT HERE HAD TO
MY FAVORITE EXHIBIT HERE HAD TO BE THE STEAMBOAT MODELS.
BE THE STEAMBOAT MODELS. THEY ARE SO INCREDIBLY DETAILED,
THEY ARE SO INCREDIBLY DETAILED, AND WERE MADE BY AN AREA MAN
AND WERE MADE BY AN AREA MAN USING WHATEVER HE HAD ON HAND.
USING WHATEVER HE HAD ON HAND. YOU'LL ALSO SEE AN ACTUAL PILOT
YOU'LL ALSO SEE AN ACTUAL PILOT WHEEL FROM THE ROBERT T. GRAHAM
WHEEL FROM THE ROBERT T. GRAHAM FERRY BOAT AND SO VERY MUCH
FERRY BOAT AND SO VERY MUCH MORE.
MORE. AS ONE OF THE OLDEST HISTORICAL
AS ONE OF THE OLDEST HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN THE STATE, THEY
SOCIETIES IN THE STATE, THEY HAVE A LOT OF FANTASTIC PIECES.
HAVE A LOT OF FANTASTIC PIECES. THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT COUNTY
THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT COUNTY MUSEUM.
MUSEUM. WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO TALK ABOUT
WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO TALK ABOUT THE 1864 SWITZERLAND COUNTY
THE 1864 SWITZERLAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
COURTHOUSE. THE COURTROOM CONTAINED ITS
THE COURTROOM CONTAINED ITS ORIGINAL FURNISHINGS AND OUTSIDE
ORIGINAL FURNISHINGS AND OUTSIDE THERE'S A SIX-SIDED BRICK
THERE'S A SIX-SIDED BRICK BUILDING WITH SIX SEPARATE
BUILDING WITH SIX SEPARATE ENTRANCES.
ENTRANCES. NOW, THAT'S A FANCY OUTHOUSE.
NOW, THAT'S A FANCY OUTHOUSE. THERE'S ALL SORTS OF INCREDIBLE
THERE'S ALL SORTS OF INCREDIBLE THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN YOUR
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD.
VERY OWN BACKYARD. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
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