Happy Hollow Park West Lafayette Indiana

Happy Hollow Park in West Lafayette Indiana is a great example of why living or relocating to West Lafayette Indiana is a joy.  With tons of parking, open space, picnic locations, play areas, walking and running paths, this lovely open space is a hidden jewel in the middle of West Lafayette.

Plenty of parking, play areas, volleyball nets, and picnic locations at Happy Hollow Park, West Lafayette.

Connecting the downtown riverfront area, New Chauncey neighborhood, and Wabash Shores (Indian Trails neighborhood), this revitalized park supports so many people.  Meg and I love seeing people of all ages utilizing the green space. In order to use the picnic areas, you’ll need to reserve it.. see here for info.

You’ll need to reserve one of the 4 picnic locations with the City of West Lafayette.

Happy Hollow is part of the West Lafayette Trails Network.  Don’t you love living in a town that thinks about these things!  We sure do! Meg & I have been coming here for almost 30 years on our own, with our family and pets for almost 30 years. Some of that time we were visiting from both coasts and Europe. We are thrilled to be home at last. The lovely weather (and a shockingly rare free moment) provided us with a chance to take our dog Pippen for a walk. We wanted to see how the new paved trail system was going.

The City of West Lafayette recently completed a new set of paved trails on the southeast section of the park.

Well, this beautiful autumn day provided an excellent backdrop for some beautiful photos.  Enjoy!

Not sure who was walking whom.. Pippen or Meg ?!? No matter, Pippen stayed on his leash and it was a beautiful fall day!  The new paved paths are tastefully done! We loved the new connection to Kingston Drive.

So many things for a family to do here.

The new section of paved trails from River Road and Kingston Drive create a heavenly running location! Get your running shoes on and go for it!

What are we looking at here? Its the winter Tube / Sled Run. Go as high as you want and enjoy the ride! It’s a blast and we’ve been taking our children here for almost 30 years. Now its our granddaughter and I that make this trek! Look its a hill in Indiana. Enjoy it!

There is a bubbly stream running thru the park. The upper paths meander along this stream in a ravine. Topographical variation in Indiana is something to treasure!

Well thanks for joining us in this wonderful jewel in the midst of West Lafayette!

2012 Memorial Realtor Golf Outing Benefits Homeward Bound

The Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors (LRAOR) sponsored an annual golf outing to benefit Homeward Bound.  Homeward Bound is dedicated to Providing Housing and Fight Homelessness and is a natural organization for realtors to support. Each year the LRAOR raises thousands of dollars for this worthy cause.  2012 was no exception.  The annual golf outing is a fun way to support the cause.  On Wednesday September 5th, the event was held at the Lafayette Country Club.

Team Howlett (Meg, James & Eric in blue) with Tom Wells of Advantage Title, which was a strong sponsor of the event. Thanks Tom!

The Club did a great job helping to arrange the golf scramble along with a wonderful luncheon.  Team Howlett (Meg, Eric, James and honorary member Lindsey) of Coldwell Banker Shook were out in full support of the event!  Taking the opportunity to actually play some golf, we had a great time meeting up with many people. Thanks for the shirts Lindsey!

Besides the golf event, there were many raffles and an auction for gift baskets.  Thanks to so many people for helping to arrange.  Several auctioned gift baskets raised over $200- 400 apiece for the cause.  The food was great.

Meg and Eric Howlett of Team Howlett with Rob Roseboom of Lafayette Saving Bank. Thanks Rob and Lafayette Savings Bank for your great support!

Back to golf, Lafayette Country Club has a wonderful 9 hole course which was both challenging and fun.  Despite the slight interruptions from a storm passing thru, the course was well prepared. Coldwell Banker Shook sponsored a putting contest and several other companies sponsored holes to support the benefit for Homeward Bound.

Meg, Faith, Lindsey, Ginny, James and Josh at the Advantage Title tent. Great snacks and refreshments!

One of our favorite sponsor sites was the Advantage Title tent after hole 4.  Hot dip and chips, a putting contest for scratch tickets and some cool refreshing beverages.  Turn off your phones and enjoy the day after this tent.

All in all, the day was a lot of fun, but more important, we helped raised money fighting homelessness.

Purdue Football – Enjoy the Excitement of Game Day!

Purdue Football Opening Ceremonies. Purdue vs Eastern Kentucky. Ross Stadium West Lafayette Indiana.

The pre-game ceremonies bring the energy of Purdue to the crowd!

Purdue University is a fantastic school for many different reasons.  Come the fall, Lafayette / West Lafayette area residents and Purdue alumni alike get to enjoy the excitement of game day with a Big Ten football team. Opening day on Saturday was no disappointment. With hurricane Isaac threatening, the Boilermakers rocked the stadium by beating Eastern Kentucky 48-6.  Next week at Notre Dame may not be so easy.  Meg & I were very thankful for our good friends at Lafayette Bank & Trust for inviting us.

Tony Albrecht, Meg Howlett, & Todd Edgell

Thanks Lafayette Bank & Trust for Inviting Team Howlett Real Estate to the Game!
Tony (Lafayette Bank & Trust), Meg (Team Howlett), and Todd (Lafayette Bank & Trust)

We strongly recommend local lenders for our real estate clients since they can provide both competitive rates plus local service!  Back to football, check your schedule and go to Purdue Football site to see the schedule and ticket availability.  Beware of the changed traffic patterns during game day.  And, I still have not figured out all the rules on where you can park or not.  Seems like good places for some tailgating.. but I have no idea if my car is going to get towed.  So, come out and enjoy the pre-game fun, the Purdue band, the team and just good times with friends here in Lafayette / West Lafayette Indiana.

Lots of people come early and throw a BBQ party before the game. Not sure exactly the whole rules yet for where to park etc.. But, I’m learning. If anyone wants to drop a comment and give me the gouge, please do..!