Be a Tourist in Your Backyard! Vacation, Relaxation, Fun; one image that comes into our heads is sand, sun and water. Locals travel south to find their peace and quiet, while adventure, history, arts, entertainment, and more, can be found in our own backyard. As you know I am a recent local to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. One key item that attracted me to moving to the area was the amazing arts and entertainment offered. With Purdue University literally down the street from our home, there is a wide selection of theatre and musical performances that take place every week. Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) is one group that offers locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy music at its finest. Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) perform over 100 shows each year including the Purdue Christmas Show, which is presented annually to a live crowd of thousands and reaches millions more through broadcasts on public television and radio networks. Locals we have met have exclaimed this is an event not to be missed. This year my husband and I are hosting a holiday party centered around the Purdue Christmas Show. We have invited our closest friends to share in this holiday extravaganza of music. Friends from Chicago and Indianapolis are traveling to Lafayette-West Lafayette to enjoy the music (and also celebrate after the show with great food and mulled wine at our home!). Please share your favorite PMO musical experience! For more information about all the wonderful Purdue Musical Organization events visit their website at www.purdue.edu/pmo.