DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... that the ride would take 3 hours, first we had to pick up also other customers from other hotels. After 2 hour or so, we made a stop. It was already around 9:30, but the bus driver said it'd take another 2 hour. So it seemed we'd not arrive as early as we expected. We thought to have the camper before 12:00, but then around 12:00 we just arrived... So many campers were ready to meet their new renters. ...
Participants: Dad (44), Mom (43), Isaac (14), Augustine (11), Maggie (9), Giles (8), Frances (5), and Esther (2)
We stayed local again this weekend and went over to the Notre Dame campus to see the travelling exhibit Crèches from around the World. The crèches were set up in about five different buildings, but we only saw the ones in the Main Building and the Hesburgh Library. The Main Building ...
... I just kept myself on Esther (2.5 year-old) duty the whole time.
While there weren't really any "wow" features of the museum, the kids kept busy the entire time we were there. Even Isaac (14) found exhibits to interact with for almost the entire time. The exhibits and activities contained a nice mix of mental and physical engagement that could draw the kids in like ...
... but this has changed over the years but football still is god. There is a huge stadium which is just for football and hosts about 6 games a year. Their football season is only about 11 games. Seems such a waste to have a facility so underutilised.
Then we headed for St Joseph's Lighthouse. This was a lighthouse I had hoped I would see but it was so far down the Lower Michigan Peninsula that we did not see it at the beginning of our trip but it was not ...
... 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 ...