Monday, 24 October 2011

Fantastic French Lick Resort

Just returned from some quality R & R with my better half to the historic French Lick Springs Resort in West Baden Indiana.
Back in April of this year, I filmed an episode for Extreme Angler TV fishing for slab white crappie with Rusty Collier on a nearby lake and although the water levels we`re 13+ feet above normal pool, we managed to get some real nice slabs on Road Runners and Fruity Tooty tube jigs in the thick brush and flooded timber.
Only, on this trip, it was a special long wknd away with my wife who was just dying to visit this wonderful resort and region of Indiana that was the topic of many conversations upon my return home last April.
The West Baden Hotel and French Lick Resort located one mile apart in southern Indiana epitomize the most impressively grand hotels of the early twentieth century, both very historic, magnificent and host to many famous personalities.
The West Baden Springs Hotel is the essence of grandeur, boasting a six-story dome atrium among other extraordinary achitechural elements which has been honoured as a National Historic Landmark and has been dubbed the "Eighth wonder of the world".
Additionaly on this trip, I was fortunate to experience the somewhat very special extras that are offered at the French Lick Resort that I did not have the time to experience on my first trip there, like the 27,000 sq ft world-class spa and fitness centre; enjoyed a swedish massage and got to take the reins and go thru the countryside past the Lost River on horseback with my wife which was one of the highlights of the trip, not to mention the incredible meals that will have me hitting the gym 5 days straight this week to burn off those add` calories.
I can`t say it enough, family time is numero uno in my book, and trust me when I say the wives of professional anglers like myself put up with alot during the course of a busy season, so when I can arrange quality time away with my very special girl, it has to be something that will make memories that will last a lifetime. Our time at the French Lick Resort and West Baden Springs Hotel did exactly that...and it can for you too. Check them out next time you want to make a good impression with the one special person in your life.

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