Small Town Indiana

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About a week ago, my boyfriend Chris and I visited Indiana to see part of my family and attend the annual Strassenfest. My dad’s side of the family comes from a small town in southern Indiana called Jasper. It’s a big farming community that is very in touch with its German roots. Almost everyone in that town has a German last name! Every year around the town square they hold a street festival called Strassenfest. I’ve been a couple times, but this was Chris’s first time! He was pretty excited. We’re both of German descent so it was pretty cool eating German food and attending German-themed events. My favorites were the log sawing competition and the Dachshund Dash, a wiener dog race!

We also visited a nearby town called French Lick. The main resort features beautiful gardens that slightly resemble Versailles. It made for a nice walk around the property. Definitely IG worthy.


The Wendy Show Experience


At Chelsea Television Studios


Getting checked in by security


We were each given numbers and told to stand and enter accordingly



He’s so excited! haha


As I was planning my trip to New York, I knew I had to try and get tickets to see Wendy! I’ve watched her show for years and have always wanted to attend one of her live tapings. The audience members always seem to be having a blast there. Luckily some spots opened up for one of the days I was going to be in the city.

My taping was for the 10am show so we had to be there no later than 8am. Got there at 7:30 when it was about 40 degrees. Thankfully I wore my warm Ugg boots and was able to change into heels later on. Once they let us in at 8am, we went through security and were placed in a holding room. About an hour and a half later we were finally led to the studio. It was actually smaller than I thought! It was very colorful and loud with DJ Boof and Marco Glorious revving up the crowd. I loved it but it was definitely geared more towards the ladies. I felt a little bad for my BF next to me!

The show actually went by pretty quick. The commercial breaks seemed very short when in real life they seem so long. The producers and interns were all very nice and helped guide us along. When the taping was over, Wendy stayed to thank us and talk more about the show. All in all, it was a great experience and really fun show!