Like many Fightin’ Irish fans, I had previously only seen the campus on television during the home football games in the fall.
I never had the chance to see the GO IRISH painted sign on one of the walls within the Joyce Center.
Pictures, like the one below the live WebCam of the Golden Dome on top of the Main Administration building (on the right) with the Basilica on the left, were only viewed, as they say, from afar.
I did not attend as a student; I had never been to the campus; before this trip I had only yet always cheered on their athletic teams from a distance.
If you are not a Notre Dame fan, then perhaps it will cause you to relive your own passionate experiences in your own past. A life without passion, is a life without excitement.
And now, the journey begins.
And now are the articles relating to our return trip to the University of Notre Dame in late September 2010 for another Fighting Irish home football game: