Heading Home: Day 23 — South Bend, Indiana

I travelled through 4 states today.  I started in Minnesota, went through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana where I’m spending the night.  I was here once before in 1966 when my high school concert band played a gig at a local high school before going on to New York City and Philadelphia.  I remember nothing about South Bend.  I didn’t even realize that this is where Notre Dame is located — that famous football team that President Bartlett always cheered because he attended there.  (Just in case you weren’t a fan and don’t know, he’s a fictional president from the West Wing TV show.)

There were large forests of trees showing sporadic autumn colours as I drove through Wisconsin.  It was about the way northern Ontario looked when I left and it made me a bit homesick.  I’m sure the Gatineau Hills are displaying a riot of colour by now and I can hardly wait to get home and see them.  Two more days!!

Today was a beautiful day for travelling — bright and sunny, not too much traffic (except leaving Minneapolis, and around Milwaukee, Chicago, and Indianapolis) — and the time worked out about as expected.  Changed time zones around Hunt Lake in Indiana and that’s the last one for this trip.  The only photo I got today was from the McDonalds next to the station where I stopped for gas and met up with a friend.  Thought you’d like it Coda, Bronyaur, and Jasmin.

Walked past 4 other restaurants tonight to go to Perkins because every other Perkins I’ve been in serves a house white and red wine, has free wi-fi, and after 9 pm have special late night “bites” for $5.  Yeah, this one had none of that.  Rather disappointed also with the TV channel selections in my motel.  First one I’ve stayed at that doesn’t have H&G TV with all my favourite renovation shows.  I got spoiled in Jamestown with the huge selection they had.  They even had a Hallmark Murder and Mystery station that was running Columbo and Murder She Wrote episodes.  Oh well, it’s only for one night.  I’ll watch something on my computer — either Netflix or YouTube.  Tomorrow it’s Olean, NY where Dad used to like to stay for a few days to swim and shop on his way to visit friends in Syracuse.  Not quite as long a drive and then Friday it’s a fairly short one home, so cheers from South Bend, Indiana!


About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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