Candlewood Suites Elkhart
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... and regular, and the singing of the Women's Liturgical Choir was uplifting and beautiful. However, the space itself in the church never ceased to draw our attention up and up. I was surprised that my neck didn't hurt after straining to see as much of the walls and the ceiling as I could.
After mass we hit the local Steak 'N Shake. We tried Chili's first, but the line was too long. At Steak ...
... often when she was a young mother of about 4 or 5 kids to meet her other young-mother friends for playdates. And HealthWorks seems to be a very nice place for that. It is a smallish museum, but a good-sized indoor playground and exploratorium.
We ended up staying there for about 2.5 to 3 hours. The place was small enough that I did not feel like I had to keep a wary eye out ...
... around St Joseph township and taking the smaller roads home. Bought some Halloween pumpkins for Madge's front steps from Sid's Pumpkin patch. We also stopped at Niles to see an old station which has been used in a number of films including Only the Lonely, Continental Divide and Midnight Run.
Went to dinner at Madge's favourite Chinese restaurant, Mandarin House, where we had a lovely meal of beef Chow Mien, Moo Chu Pork and Szchezwan Chicken with peanuts.
... At 10.00 still foggy as we took Route 20 towards Amish country in Middlebury and Shipshewana. We visited Das Dutchman Essenhaus which is a huge complex where they can feed 1,100 people at once. It is very commercialised and felt like a tourist attraction. There were young Amish ladies working at the bakery and Amish families obviously went there because we saw their horses and buggies at the complex.
Further down the road we stopped at ...
... seemed to be flowing more freely our way (east) than the other way. We saw it crawling along and almost stationary at times.
From Chicago we headed north on route 94 towards Michigan City where we turned onto the 20 to South Bend. Quite a lot of road works along the route from near Starved Rock.
Arrived at Madge's house at South bend around what we thought was 5 pm but we had crossed back into Eastern ...