University of Notre Dame
South Bend and Notre Dame, Indiana have always held a special place in my family's hearts as this is where my Uncle Joe and Aunt Pat lived and where some very special family memories were created through the years. My Aunt Pat arrived in South Bend over 70 years ago to attend Saint Mary's. She ended up staying more than four years when she met my Uncle who was attending Notre Dame. They stayed in South Bend, raised a family and became members of the community. Our Aunt is starting a new chapter of her life in another state so this would be our last visit with her in Indiana before she oved. We spent hours reminiscing with her about all the good times.
After our visit we took the opportunity to visit the Campus of the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame has to be one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever visited, as well as, one of the finest academic institutions in this country. Rumor has it they have great athletic teams - but we did not come to see the Women's Basketball Team play on this trip.
This was a great way to end our Hall of Fame of Vacations.