Happy Independence Day!

American Flag In Notre Dame Statium With Scoreboard

Happy Independence Day! Last year three situations resonated with me regarding U.S. Patriotism during my first ever visit to the University of Notre Dame. The first was the trip during the week to see the (now) Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks play the Vancouver Canucks at the Madhouse on Madison. When they played the Star Spangled Banner, it seemed like the entire 19,000 or so inside the arena were singing. And, not just singing, but singing with a passion which was quite … [Read more...]

Touring South Bend and College Football Hall of Fame

President Lincoln Carriage

After touring all day yesterday on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, we planned to take a break and see some of the other sights in the area. We started at 'The Museums at Washington and Chapin', which included three different sights. We began with the Studebaker National Museum which had wonderful exhibits from the wagons they started to create when the brothers began in 1852 through  the Avanti which debuted in 1962. We spent all told about 2+ hours … [Read more...]

Notre Dame

Go Irish

I have been a diehard fan of the University of Notre Dame for all of my 50+ years on this planet. 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 … [Read more...]

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