Kaha Manaʻo: West Baden

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ʻO kaʻu kāne, ka luna hoʻokalakupua kamahaʻo a akamai hoʻi o Steve Nealy (plug ʻole hilahila), a ua noho wau i kekahi mau lā i kēia pule ma ka West Hotel Baden Springs Hotel ma ka hema o Indiana. E ʻae iaʻu e ʻōlelo ma mua o ka hele ʻana i loko o ka ʻiʻo o kēia inā ʻoe e noho i loko o kahi kalaiwa (a i ʻole ma ʻō aku) o kēia hōkele a me nā koena o ka Ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike Lick Springs Palani a ʻaʻole ʻike ʻia (a inā paha iā ʻoe), pono ʻoe e kipa. He nani ia.

Ma ke ʻano he kanaka kālepa a me ka mea hoʻokūkū inoa, mahalo nui wau i ka ka nānā i kā lākou inoa. Ua mālama nā hōkele ʻelua i nā moʻolelo i komo pū me nā kipa a nā mea koʻikoʻi o nā kaha āpau, e like me nā Pelekikena o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa, i hele mai i kēia kahua pāʻani opulent i nā makahiki 1900. I hoʻihoʻi ʻia mai nei i ko lākou nani nani, lākou ʻaʻole i mālama i kahi kikoʻī i ka kākau ʻana i nā mea mōʻaukala o ka mana i ka wā e mālama ana i nā pono o ka poʻe huakaʻi hou. ʻO kahi laʻana, kīnā ʻole ka lawe uila ʻana ma waena o West Hotel Baden Springs Hotel. ʻAʻole pono wau e hāʻawi i kahi pint o ke koko a hāʻawi paha i $ 10 i ka lā e kau inoa. Ua ʻae wale wau i nā huaʻōlelo o ka hoʻohana ʻana hoʻokahi a ua ʻike ʻia kaʻu MacBook Pro ʻoliʻoli liʻiliʻi i ka manawa a ma o ka hale.

ʻO ka mea ʻoi loa, ua hoʻomehana ʻia ka puʻuwai o kaʻu ʻōkalakala e ka ke kāohi mau ʻana i ka laikini i ʻike ʻia i kēlā me kēia manawa. ʻO kēlā me kēia limahana a mākou i launa pū ai me kahi ʻelele kamaʻilio hele wāwae o ka mana. Hāʻawi kēlā me kēia i kahi tidbit o ka mōʻaukala a ua ʻoi aku ka hauʻoli o ka hōʻike ʻana iā mākou a puni a me ka ʻono ʻana i nā manaʻo hou aʻe i ʻole mākou e nalo i nā ʻano mea like ʻole e hana ai.

Hiki iaʻu ke hele a pili e pili ana i nā kikoʻī he nui i nakinaki pū ʻia kēia māka maikaʻi. ʻO kaʻu manaʻo ke hana nei lākou i kahi hana kupanaha me kā lākou inoa, ke nānā nei i nā kihi a me nā maka hiki ʻole ke ʻike ʻia ʻo wai lākou a me nā mea a lākou e kū ai. ʻAʻole lākou i hana wale ma mua o ke kūʻai aku a i ʻole ma kahi kiko kūʻai. Ua lako lākou iā mākou me ka laikini ma hope o ke kūʻai aku ... e hoʻonohonoho ana iā lākou iho no marketing viral, hoʻihoʻi ʻana i nā kūʻai mai a me kahi waiwai kūʻai aku i ʻoi aku ke ola. Kohu mea aia kahi haʻawina ma laila no mākou āpau.

Ua haʻalele wau me ka leʻaleʻa, ke kilokilo a mākaukau hoʻi e hoʻi i ka manawa kūpono mua loa. ʻO ka nani nani, West Baden Springs Hotel a me ka French Lick Springs Resort. ʻO Bravo!

2 Comments

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    Thanks for sharing this. A few years ago, I worked for Cook Medical out of Bloomington. The company held (and assume they still do) their annual company banquet at West Baden. The building is remarkable. When you visit, be sure to also take in the grounds and gardens. Definitely worth the trip.

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