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Embracing the "New Normal"


Posted on 04/02/2020 by Visit French Lick West Baden

As we adjust to the new normal, for the time being, let’s embrace the new culture of virtual tours, the reemergence of board games and word scrambles, and one we’ve loved for years, online shopping! I know times are tough for a lot of us out here, taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health. We can learn to love new things during this, learn a new skill, or just enjoy the simple things to make the transition easier. Here are a few of my favorites.




iSpy VFLWB – This is our iSpy scavenger hunt turned virtual. You’ll search our website for each clue, then screenshot the image to participate. If you’ve never experienced the majestic beauty of some of French Lick & West Baden’s locations, you’ll be pleased.


French Lick West Baden Word Scramble – Enjoy our newly created word scramble to find names of fun activities that we enjoy right here in French Lick West Baden. (included below)


Board Games- I’ll tell you who has a great line of board games right here in #myfrenchlick, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, and thanks to their new online shopping, you’ll be able to enjoy some of my family’s favorite games, right from the comfort of your own home!


Dice Riot – One of our new French Lick favorites! They’ve got a great line of games and books, check out their videos on how-to’s on games you might not be familiar with.


French Lick West Baden Museum – The museum, which is easily one of my favorite places to visit, when circumstances allow, has created an awesome virtual tour app. Just download the app and see French Lick and West Baden’s history come to life!


Envision Designs- If you’re going to spend time online shopping for purses, Envision Designs is a great place to start that virtual hunt for the perfect handbag! Not only are the purses gorgeous and well made, it’s all for a great cause. All proceeds from your purchase go directly back into the First Chance Center Day Program and Tot to Tot fund. The Day Program is for adults in our community with developmental disabilities, to enjoy time out of their homes. Tot to Tot is a great program for differently-abled tots!


Freestyle Salon and Boutique – If you’re looking for t-shirts, fashionable clothes, or hair products, they’ve got you covered!


French Lick Winery – In last week’s blog we told you how French Lick Winery is stepping up into a new platform to create much needed hand sanitizer for essential employees, in law enforcement, first responders, and healthcare workers. The other great thing is, you can still purchase wine from French Lick Winery, ONLINE! (My top 3 favorites are Crazy Cranberry, Pretty in Pink, & Heaven’s View Traminette. Although I do enjoy plenty of the other varieties as well!)


R4 – Purchase beautifully restored, reclaimed, repurposed and refined items, all purchased online from the comfort of home!


Our new normal doesn’t have to be all bad. Let’s embrace it and enjoy the little things. As you are home in the coming weeks tag us in your “new normal” pics with #myfrenchlick to let us see how you’re helping by staying at home and enjoying the simple things! From our Visit French Lick West Baden family to yours, stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands.