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Travel Blogs from South Bend
... arriving in South Bend at 2100.
South Bend is stunning, a university town about 200 kms from Chicago on a big river. It had been snowing all day and they had about 4 inches on the ground. On the recommendation of the B&B we went to the pub 3 blocks away were they had live music. We wandered down in the snow and picked a prime spot at the bar to watch the entertainment. I have one observation, no-one really drinks, I have not seen any-one ...
Saturday morning, pre-sunrise Starbucks breakfast. Soon, the wintery sun slowly greyed the sky, then suddenly popped and brightened winter fields rich and fertile, even in this December time of dormancy, they appeared rich and fertile. Wind turbines danced like silly clowns on wobbly stilts across a landscape bedecked with enormous solar panels, glimmering while poking fun at the power failure that continues to haunt and chill ...
Leaving Michigan and heading into Indiana:
"Touch Down Jesus", a symbol of Notre Dame football, was enough of a reason to pass through South Bend and tour the Notre Dame campus. Being a pedestrian-only campus (and having temperatures in the brisk 40's), we parked our car and started our trek through the campus. Even in early December, the campus was beautiful as we enjoyed the Eck Visitors ...
Somewhere along the road an old structural issue on our coach, repaired 2 years ago, reappeared which prompted our next destination to the birthplace of our RV, the Forest River factory in Elkhart, IN.
As we prepared to leave Joliet, thousands of migrating birds stopped off briefly in the trees near our camp. For a period of time we felt like we were in an Alfred ...
... water. Yuck!!!
Tomorrow we are heading for Land Between the Lakes outside of Paducah, Kentucky. There is a big BBQ festival going on in downtown Paducah next week. We attended this festival a couple of years ago and sampled some great food. BBQ contestant from all over the world come to compete and the food is great.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking