Super 8 Motel Mishawaka / South Bend Area
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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 ...
... from Madge's place.
The day turned on beautiful weather with a clear sky and a nip in the air. We were able to walk out to the end of the breakwater on the left and the one on the right which has two light sources on it. The waves were breaking on the lighthouse breakwater and the surf rolled into the shore. A person in a kayak was out in the waves enjoying the ride and later two people on stand-up jet skis came and rode the waves jumping high in the air ...
... 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 ...
... it but looked quite lovely with the autumn leaves on the canyon floor. Walked to the Lodge and Hotel which is a big place. It looks to be a similar set up to O'Reilly's at the Lamington Plateau but on a much bigger scale. Walked back along part of the St Louis Canyon walk which was so poorly maintained and marked that others before us had bush bashed their way through the long grass and over boggy areas. When we found the ...