WIAW #9: Our Visit to Lafayette

We went a trip to Lafayette on a 3-day weekend that J had. We had a visit to Purdue Veterinary School there with our doggie, Stryker. After we had dropped him off for a bit we got lunch. These are our eats from Triple XXX Family Restaurant {as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives}. I also had a root beer that they made there which was very good. This is the photo I took of my cheeseburger and fries:IMG_8301

Dinner we stopped at Lafayette Brewing Company in downtown Lafayette. Here is our dinner:

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It was pretty dark in there! We had loaded ‘tots’ with a pulled pork sandwich. We shared both the appetizer and the main dish. I had a pear beer {very good, refreshing drink} while J had a beer that I can’t remember the name of. He wasn’t as fond of it {he prefers whites, which they don’t always have at many breweries}. We should’ve gotten a growler while we were there.

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We didn’t have breakfast the next day, by the time we went to the gym and got around to eating, we were ready for lunch. So we went to Chipotle {they have two in Lafayette…Don’t ask but it’s a big deal to my husband ;}FullSizeRender-50

Since I didn’t get any breakfast, we did some shopping and hit up Starbucks where I got my Iced Caramel Macchiato:

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We also were able to stop by a winery in Lafayette:FullSizeRender-57

One thing you might want to know about Indiana wine is that most of their wine is sweet. Not a lot of dry wines, most of them are fruit based. For a super wine snob they don’t really care for these types of wines, and likely wouldn’t bother even going to one of these wineries. I personally don’t like sweet wines, but I love checking out new places…And hey, it’s wine!

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The wine pictured above is the only real dry white that they had. We did end up purchasing this one along with a cherry wine. I really like the cherry wine they had there–it paired really nicely with chocolate. Like a chocolate covered cherry. Yum.

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After we went to the winery we walked around Purdue’s campus for a little bit. I had a little bit of a headache {not enough water!} and we tried to get a little bit more exercise before the two hour drive back home. Some flowers were already blooming, and we got to walk around by the horticulture/agriculture buildings, along with where they teach at the veterinary school.

It was a nice trip overall…And good to get away for a little bit!

Have a great Wednesday,

-M

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11 thoughts on “WIAW #9: Our Visit to Lafayette

  1. Hi Marissa! I was super confused at first, because there is a Lafayette right near me in the Bay Area of Northern California. Hahha. Clearly not where you visited. And I like sweet wine. Like you said, wine is wine. Glad you got some good eats!

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  2. What a fun trip!! I’ve always wanted to go to a restaurant on DDD:) And I’ve been craving iced coffee like whoa, but it’s still not warm enough for me here in NY!

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