Suburban Extended Stay Hotel South Bend
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... works out. It was a blast, the class covered 2 and a half days and I learned how to build the rig, balance it, and properly fly it. The projects consisted of scenes of 2 minutes, 3 mins, and 5 mins. I have so much more respect for the people who do Steadicam for a career because it's really tough. If you don't know what a Steadicam is, look it up because it's awesome. I'm sure to learn more within the next week or so, so stay tuned.
... of the baby Jesus. Most impressive to the kids were the scenes made out of bread dough (Ecuador, "Flying Camels") and Korean paper (Korea, "When the Magpie Sings"). Here is a PDF document describing all of the nativity scenes in detail.
We then attended Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It is amazing that such an incredible work of art is right here in town. The mass itself is ...
... honey. It appeared that the Brain Theater was closed, but the docents were very nice to have a show in there when we asked.
It appeared that birthday parties were a big draw for the museum (Especially, if your child has an alternative name spelling: I'm talking to you "Greysen" and "Aubree". :-) ). There were birthday parties going on the entire time we were there, which ...
... 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 ...
... of the back roads back to South Bend and drove through areas that were predominantly Amish farms. One of the cutest things I saw was a small buggy with 3 small children being pulled by an equally small horse. Miniature of what we had seen in town.
Back in town, we chatted with Madge and then enjoyed a lovely meal of roast stuffed boneless pork and vegetables followed by a piece of her delicious apple pie. More chatting before retiring to bed.