Product Review – Home Depot eGift Card Review

SDC11754

In a hurry for a unique last minute Christmas gift? The Home Depot is now offering customers the ability to include a personalized video when giving an eGift Card. You can record or upload a video for your family or friends to enjoy and then decide how you’d like to send the eCard—through email or Facebook! Seeing the gift appear on the recipient’s Facebook Wall can be pretty cool! The Home Depot is the first and only major retailer (to the best of my knowledge) offering personalized … [Read more...]

South Bend Resturants

Rocco's

Today's article focuses on some of the restaurants we have experienced during our two visits to South Bend and the Notre Dame campus. To read about our other articles, including many pictures and video clips, focusing on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Marching Band and Bagpipe Band, etc. please visit the Notre Dame page of this web site. Let's face it. Part of any vacation is the dining experience. The same goes for a guy's football or golfing weekend. Last year we were a … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pre-Game Warm Ups

Irish Pre-Game Warm Ups

The past several days we have written about the Notre Dame Marching Band concert at the steps of Bond Hall, about their entrance and music played inside Notre Dame Stadium prior to the Fighting Irish home football game, and about the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band playing at the foot of the Main Administration building (the one with the Golden Dome of Our Lady) all during home game day activities. In these articles there were a few pictures as well as numerous video clips. Today I thought I would … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame – Bagpipe Band

Notre Dame Bagpipe Band

A few days ago we wrote about how we spent a few days recently on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and attended a home football game of the Fighting Irish. Today, I thought I would provide some of the short videos of the University of Notre Dame Bagpipe Band taken on September 25, 2010. As part of the game day activities on Saturday's in the fall when there is a home football game, the Bagpipe Band plays a concert on the steps of the Main Administration building on campus. Yes, … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Season Tickets

Notre Dame Football Tickets - End Zone Seat

Last week I wrote about the pair of Notre Dame football tickets I purchased for the home game against the Stanford Cardinals from the Notre Dame Ticket Office as part of its 'friends of ND' sale back in July. Well, just a few days ago I obtained another pair from Don, a season ticket holder out in California, for the same game vs Stanford. Don is not able to attend that game and his seats are near the 30 yard line vs the tickets we originally purchased which were in the end zone. Now, why … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Tickets 2010

Notre Dame Foot Ball Tickets 2010

Last year I wrote extensively about my first ever trip to South Bend, Indiana to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame and to also attend a football game of the Fighting Irish. What a thrill. We even now have a Notre Dame page here on DailyHomeRenoTips.com listing all of the articles we wrote about last year's experience with lots of pictures and videos. So this year Harvey (who went with me last year for a guy's road trip) and I had already planned to attend the weekend of the … [Read more...]

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...]

University of Notre Dame and South Bend Highlights

Golden Dome

Yesterday I wrote about, with pictures and videos, our Fighting Irish Game Day experiences. Today I thought I would wrap up this series of articles by selecting the highlights of our trip. Asking what were my highlights of my week long trip to the campus of the University of Notre Dame and South Bend / Mishawaka is like asking a parent which is their favorite child. However, here we go in no particular order. The people. It is true what they say, that everyone who you meet and talk … [Read more...]

University Of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Day

Knights of Columbus Steak Sandwich on Game Day

Yesterday we wrote a lengthy article with lots of pictures and videos about the Friday before a home football game at the University of Notre Dame stadium. Today we recount our experiences on Saturday, game day, at the home of the Fighting Irish. First we went to the tail gate of Leon, a local Notre Dame fan we met during the week. Unfortunately when he told us to meet him around 10 am he had forgotten that he had to take his son to his basketball game that morning. So, he did not … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame Football Fridays

Ara Parseghian Statue

We have been writing (and sharing some of the pictures and videos we have taken) all week about our experiences in and around the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Today we quickly (because it has been a very long day already and tomorrow is game day ... another long day) write about our activities on the Friday on campus before the football game vs Boston College. It rained very heard during the night and rain was forecasted for most of the day. However, we were … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame, Luck Of The Irish and Fiddler’s Hearth

Gug and Four Horsemen Sculpture

We have been very, very fortunate ... some might say lucky ... on our trip to South Bend, Indiana and the University of Notre Dame. The first occurred when we received the Chicago Blackhawk tickets from Matt, which we wrote about yesterday. The second good fortune occurred when we crossed the border into the U.S.A. At customs, we ended up being assigned to a line in which the customs official seems to be taking and average of 7 to 10 minutes per vehicle. When it was finally our turn, we … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame and The Chicago Blackhawks

DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts - Regis Philbin Studio Theatre

Two days ago I wrote about and showed pictures from our touring of the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Yesterday, Harvey and I spent the day away from the Notre Dame campus to tour other attractions in South Bend. Wednesday was a very eclectic day. We started by going back to the University for a few specific items. First I wanted to go back to the Grotto to light a candle and say a personal prayer. It agree with those who say that visiting the Grotto is a unique experience … [Read more...]

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