Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton
Travel Blogs from Chesterton
It was cool and quiet this morning until, all of a sudden, the stillness was ripped by a roar that covered the county. It was as if some voice had called out "Gentlemen, start your engines!" and several thousand keys turned in ignitions. Now that is an alarm clock! I sat bolt upright and Lacey dove for a pile of pillows. Another day on the Power Tour had begun.
... too early for dinner. It also wasn't a good place for keeping two five year-olds entertained while Dad had a beer, and we kind of just wanted to get to Michigan City. So, we got several bombers and a six-pack to-go. Some of these served as tailgating beers for the Notre Dame game. They had quite a bit more alcohol in them than you would normally find at a tailgate! I have to say, the ...
If anything, it doesn't do close to any kind of justice.
Lake Michigan reaches that far out,
you wouldn't guess for a second that it wasn't an ocean.
From the Indiana side, Chicago was nothing
but a silhouette of lego-size buildings on the horizon.
But it's so calm, not a single wave, not even a ripple.
Nothing but stillness & peace, 200 kilometers across.
... random mall on the side of the road into Michigan City. There I got information about a local outlet mall (I had heard so many good things from other people about US outlet malls, but this one was a bit of a disappointment - lots of stores, no real amazing deals), and the lady told me how to get to the State Park. On the way out of the mall, a man who had overheard the conversation said that she was pointing me only to the State park, and that the National ...
... for 33 miles and 1 lock
-Upstream on the Tennessee River for 190 miles and 1 lock
-Downstream on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway ("Tenn-Tom") for 253 miles and 10 locks (one of which locks down 84 feet!)
-Downstream on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway for 217 miles and 2 locks.