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Sat downstairs watching the morning light arrive. Still dark at 7 am but it was finally light at 8. not sure I would be able to cope with that. but next week when daylight saving finishes, it will change for the people living here. No rush this morning for breakfast. Made a few sandwiches and packed the little cooler for a day out.
First stop was Notre Dame University which is in South Bend where Madge lives. It used to be heavily sports oriented more so ...
... 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 ...
Carol and I are touring the upper Lower Peninsula and the UP (Upper Peninsula if you're not a Michigander). We will be camping in our camper at Sleeping Bear Dunes, St. Ignace (overlooking Big Mac), Tahquamenon Falls, Wells State Park and Door County in Wisconsin. The colors are beautiful although it's a bit chilly (mid 40s the last few days). We're so thankful to have a camper with ...
... Michigan/Wisconsin color tour. We'll stay at such campgrounds as Sleeping Bear Dunes, Tacquamenon Falls, The Straits and Peninsula State Park in Door County Wisconsin. Hopefully this beautiful weather will hold out for a few more weeks.
Hope all is going well for you as you enter this most beautiful time of year.
Godspeed to all ya'll!
Tom and ...