So, you\u2019re busy. Kids. Jobs. Housework. Responsibilities. A tight budget. I get it. And, that\u2019s no excuse. Speaking friend to friend here, please do yourself a favor. Start stashing away a little getaway fund, and get down to French Lick Resort. It\u2019s 100% worth the splurge. I was so blown away the first time I visited the historic Southern Indiana resort that I was furious at myself for not having discovered it sooner. Now, after returning from another idyllic getaway there, I feel like it\u2019s my duty to demand that others give themselves this magical experience. The West Baden Springs Hotel, dubbed the eighth wonder of the world when it was built in 1901, makes your jaw drop. It was the largest free-span dome structure in the world at that time, modeled after the grandest spas of Europe. A $500 million dollar restoration brought this National Historic Landmark back to its luxurious, opulent splendor when it reopened in 2007. I could literally lie on the velvet chairs and stare up at the dome all day. Except that the beds are also insanely inviting and comfortable that I\u2019d find my room calling my name eventually, along with the relaxing swimming pools, extraordinary gardens and hiking\/biking trails through the breathtaking hills of the Hoosier National Forest. The resort also includes the gorgeous French Lick Hotel and casino about a mile away from West Baden Springs, with trolley service running constantly between the properties. I always seem to stumble upon live music, whether it's in the hotel lobbies, on the enormous wrap-around porches, or in the restaurants (including the Power Plant at the French Lick Hotel \u2013 a favorite spot!) I\u2019m not a golfer, but I like to drop by the resort\u2019s two jaw-dropping golf courses just to gawk at the natural beauty of the rolling hills: the Donald Ross course (which has a great clubhouse restaurant) and the Pete Dye course, which\u00a0 has played host to the LPGA Legends tournament \u2013 a great event benefiting my employer, Riley Children\u2019s Foundation, and the amazing kids we serve at Riley Hospital. Just look at this. I mean, REALLY... Here are a few fun challenges I propose you\u00a0add to your itinerary\u00a0WHEN you visit French Lick Resort: \tCount the number of times you say, \u201cI can\u2019t believe this is in Indiana.\u201d \tSip your favorite beverage while rocking in the giant chairs on the front porch of either hotel and TRY to feel stressed. (It\u2019s not possible.) \tRead at least a few pages of great literature while sitting in the West Baden Springs library \tPack up a picnic basket (wine included) and a big blanket and find some shade under a tree outside near the West Baden gardens. Play some good tunes. Wait for the magic. (Some say this is the most romantic place in Indiana. I tend to agree.) \tWear your most glamorous swimsuit (and lipstick) to the pool, and lounge like a movie star. \tDress up at night and visit the restaurants and\/or casino. Turn off your phone, except to take pictures. \tOn your way back from a late-night visit to the other end of the resort with your date, make sure to sit in the back of the trolley. I sincerely hope that French Lick Resort ends up in your weekend getaway plans. Please, indulge. Escape from busy, crazy 2017. Immerse yourself in 1901-style opulent luxury. Feel the tension replaced by relaxed sighs and smiles. You deserve this. \u00a0To learn more about French Lick Resort including upcoming special events, rates and packages, visit FrenchLick.com.