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University of Notre Dame Walking Tour, IN

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Distance One Way 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 732 feet
Interest Historic & Perennial Creek
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84  2013-11-23
PHX to South Bend to PHX - Thanksgiving 2013
Randal_Schulhaus
33  2011-11-24 Randal_Schulhaus
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Overview: Make your first stop prior to your Notre Dame campus visit the Eck Visitors' Center. View a 20-minute video outlining the tradition and mystique that is the University of Notre Dame. Complimentary student-guided walking tours available Monday through Friday or groups may schedule a veteran tour guide through the South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling (574) 232-0231, ext. 301. Hours: Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except January and February when Saturday and Sunday hours are Noon - 4 p.m. Student Tours: All times are Eastern Time. Tours take place Monday-Friday. January-March: 1:00 p.m.April-May: 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.June-Mid-August: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.Mid-August-December: 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.Home Football Fridays: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. No admission fee and student-guided tours are complimentary. For group tours call the Eck Visitors Center at (574) 631-5726 or the South Bend/Mishawaka CVB at (574) 232-0231.

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    University of Notre Dame Walking Tour
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    PHX to South Bend to PHX - Thanksgiving 2013
    THE PLAN – Thanksgiving 2013 Itinerary – PHX to South Bend to PHX

    Sat 11/23
    Depart by 7am - 897 miles, 13 hrs 14 min Arrive at Chautauqua Park Cottages ~9pm http://www.chautauqua.com $189 2 bedroom x 2 nights + $0 dog friendly cottage
    Confirmation #184336729, $424.49 total, Cottage #314 Please enter this code on the box….60289
    https://bookings.ihotelier.com/Colorado ... nguageid=1
    Colorado Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder CO, 80302

    Sun 11/24
    Explore Chautauqua Park and Boulder CO all day, trails to Flatirons

    Mon 11/25
    Depart Denver area by 7am - 686 miles, 9 hrs 37 min Arrive at Marriott Downtown Des Moines http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/d ... -downtown/
    $109 + $75 for dogs, use free night certificate Confirmation #88840448 – used eCertificate Reward Night N/C
    Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50309

    Tue 11/26
    Depart Des Moines by 9am - 420 miles, 6 hrs 15 min to South Bend IN arrive South Bend by dinner time - Confirmation #68780099, $92.65 total +$35 dogs
    Holiday Inn, 420 W. University Drive, Mishawaka IN, 46545
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/h ... m=68780099

    Wed 11/27 - 3.8 miles, 9 min away, Chez Babbini's, 1215 Oak Ridge Drive, South Bend IN, 46617

    Thu 11/28 - in South Bend

    Fri 11/29 - in South Bend (depart midafternoon?)
    382 miles, 5hrs, 49min travel time
    Confirmation #89615614, $89 total, used eCertificate 10,000 pts
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/s ... is-fenton/
    Marriott Towne Place Suites, 1662 Fenton Business Park Ct. • Fenton, MO63026

    Sat 11/30 – from St Louis MO to Amarillo TX
    Depart St Louis by 8am – 745 miles, 10 hrs 39 min to Amarillo TX
    Confirmation #89611660, $120 total + $75 dogs, used eCertificate Reward Night N/C
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/a ... -amarillo/
    Marriott Residence Inn, 6700 Interstate 40 West • Amarillo, TX79106

    Sun 12/1 – from Amarillo TX to Ahwatukee AZ via Flagstaff AZ
    Depart Amarillo by 8 am - 762 miles, 10hrs, 52min travel time


    SOME PRE-PLANNING – South Bend IN – Notre Dame University – Thanksgiving Week November 2013

    Start @ East Sapium Way, Phoenix AZ, 85048
    End @ Oak Ridge Drive, South Bend IN, 46617

    Per GOOGLE MAPS
    1826 miles & 27 hours via Oklahoma City and St. Louis
    1953 miles & 28 hours via Santa Fe, Denver, and Des Moines

    For 2.5 days travel, plan 12 hrs + 12 hrs + 6 hrs = 30 hours planned total drive time
    Need “dog friendly” accommodations
    Outbound Target Route :next: Phoenix to Denver to Des Moines to South Bend
    Inbound Target Route :next: South Bend to St Louis to Amarillo to Phoenix


    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED – South Bend IN – Notre Dame University – Thanksgiving Week November 2013- aka “11 States in 9 Days” or “The 4000 Mile Road Trip

    Sat 11/23
    Depart by 7am - 897 miles, 13 hrs 14 min Arrive at Chautauqua Park Cottages ~9pm http://www.chautauqua.com
    $189 2 bedroom x 2 nights + $0 dog friendly cottage Confirmation #184336729, $424.49 total Record rain in PHX to snowy flagstaff to blue skies around Holbrook to snowy/freezing rain around Grants to off-and-on flurries from Santa Fe to Raton Pass. Clear sailing from Trinidad to Denver. Actually depart at 6am, 5pm gas up in Raton, 9pm arrival in Boulder CO, 15 hours total drive time. Heard about I-40 road closure when passing through Santa Fe – if we started a couple of hours later, don’t think we’d have made it out of Arizona! Late night walk around Chautauqua Village had multiple close-up deer encounters. Needed the iPhone camera for one 2 minute stand-off between 2 deer and Skippy & me - we were less than 15 feet apart!
    Discover some of the Colorado Chautauqua philosophy - actually the multiple Chautauquas that sprung up across the country in the late 1890's, early 1900's to provide access to summer vacations and self-improvement for the common man. At this time, only the rich and famous had access... This particular Chautauqua had ties to Texas and was specifically built to provide summer school to Texan teachers :next: http://www.chautauqua.com/history_cca.html
    Post cards of New Mexico (chilis) and Colorado (elk) Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado all in same day.
    Fitbit = 5.06 miles, 390 ft (39 floors)

    Sun 11/24
    Explore Chautauqua Park and Boulder CO all day Flatirons hike :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=12099 and https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/ ... 151401.pdf
    Skippy and Chryssie busted by park ranger for green tag violation :next: https://bouldercolorado.gov/pages/tag-p ... evaluation Ranger was good enough about it all...
    Boulder walking tour (including Pearl Street pedestrian mall) :next: http://boulderwalkingtours.com and http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/inclu ... ur-Map.pdf
    What? Dogs not allowed on Pearl Street? Local merchants' loss...
    Went back to Chautauqua Park Trail to get my HAZ hat (aka Fraley pose) image capture. Great to see all the recovery efforts after the September 2013 flooding.
    Stop off at the Baseline & Foothills Parkway Safeway to stock up the frig of Chautauqua Cottage #314 - check out the room service pics (deli sandwiches, ribeye steak, Chilean wine, breakfast sausages & eggs Post cards of Boulder Colorado Fitbit = 12.12 miles, 1520 ft (152 floors)

    Mon 11/25
    Depart Chautauqua Park by 7am - 685 miles, 9 hrs 36 min Arrive at Marriott Downtown Des Moines http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/d ... -downtown/
    $109 + $75 for dogs, use free night certificate Confirmation #88840448
    700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50309
    Picked up book on the history of Colorado Chautauqua :next: http://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Assembl ... 1890461040
    On the road by 9am, arrive at hotel 7:30pm Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa all in same day.
    Stop in Nebraska to capture some sunset images along I-80 Des Moines Downtown Marriott had Iowa post cards (missed picking one up in Nebraska) Fitbit =2.84 miles, 60 feet (6 floors)

    Tue 11/26
    Depart Marriott Downtown Des Moines by 9am - 420 miles, 6 hrs 15 min to South Bend IN arrive South Bend by dinner time - hotel in South Bend?
    Confirmation #68780099, $92.65 total +$35 dogs Holiday Inn Mishawaka IN
    420 W. University Drive, Mishawaka IN, 46545
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/h ... m=68780099
    Left hotel by 9am local time, arrived at hotel 4pm local time. Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan all in same day.
    Chinese Take-Out dinner at Dom & Hannah's Special treat having Rogue Brewery Imperial Stout :next: http://rogue.com/beers/imperial-stout.php
    Fitbit = 2.65 miles, 60 feet (6 floors)

    Wed 11/27 - in South Bend
    Chez Babbini's, 1215 Oak Ridge Drive, South Bend IN
    Snowing in South Bend, expecting 6 inches today
    Spent the day helping on some home renovation jobs.
    Road trip to Home Depot to pick up supplies
    Fitbit = 3.36 miles, 20 feet (2 floors)

    Thu 11/28 - in South Bend for Thanksgiving
    Ham and volcano mashed potatoes and asparagus with béarnaise sauce among the main menu items
    Choice local beers! Bells Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Sun King Brewing
    Plan to take some snow pics at Notre Dame campus (including HAZ hat shot) :next: http://map.nd.edu/#/placemarks//zoom/16 ... 0070131531
    Fitbit = 1.83 miles, 10 feet (1 floor)

    Fri 11/29 - in South Bend (depart by noon?)
    Dropped off Home Depot gift card to Dom & Hannah to hang on the Xmas tree and said our goodbyes and hit the road
    Getting our kicks on the remnants of Route 66 :next: http://www.historic66.com/description/map.html
    Target St Louis MO area ~400 miles away
    Arrived at our Fenton MO (southwest side of St Louis) Marriott Towne Place Suite about 4:30pm :next: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/s ... is-fenton/
    Meal time let down after yesterday's Thanksgiving Feast, couldn't find Papa Doms, settled on Papa Johns "The Works"...
    Fitbit = 3.34 miles, 150 feet (15 floors)

    Sat 11/30
    Target Amarillo TX area ~700 miles away
    Marriott Residence Inn on west side of Amarillo along I-40
    Can I find an awesome Texas BBQ joint?
    Picked up some Ziegen Bock :next: http://www.ziegenbock.com/Dark/Default. ... ZiegenBock
    Thought this was a local Texan craft beer, found out it's an Anheiser-Busch "crafty" beer...
    Fitbit = 2.88 miles, 110 feet (11 floors)

    Sun 12/1
    Target Ahwatukee AZ area ~700 miles away
    Cadillac Ranch west of Amarillo TX on south side of I-40 :next: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Ranch
    Laguna Pueblo/Mission with view of Mt Taylor on north side of I-40 west of Albuquerque :next: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Pueblo
    Listened to the Cards get "jobbed" by the Eagles via my satellite radio
    Sundown stop at Sunset Point
    Fitbit = 5.14 miles, 70 feet (7 floors)


    BY THE NUMBERS – South Bend IN – Notre Dame University – Thanksgiving Week November 2013

    16.7 mpg (lowest I've ever seen on EcoBoost - testament to the prairie wind resistance when traveling 80+ mph)...
    36 images on Canon 7D
    121 images on Canon Rebel XT
    194 images on iPhones
    351 total
    ~4000 total miles, 11 states, 9 days
    1953 miles Ahwatukee to Flagstaff to Santa Fe to Denver to North Platte to Lincoln to Des Moines to Chicago to South Bend (8 states = AZ, NM, CO, NB, IO, IL, MI, IN)
    88 miles in and about South Bend
    1826 miles South Bend to St Louis to Tulsa to Oklahoma City to Amarillo to Albuquerque to Flagstaff to Ahwatukee (6 states = IN, IL, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ)
    Route completes a clockwise circle around the state of Kansas (sorry Kansas - I'll wait to hear from your Chamber of Commerce)

    Fitbit Totals = 39.22 miles and 2390 feet elevation gain

    Created a HAZ hike description for every state stop off;
    1. AZ = Sunset Point :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19088
    2. NM = Laguna Pueblo/Mission :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19090
    3. CO = Chautauqua Park :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=12099
    4. NE = Buffalo Bill's Ranch :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19091
    5. IA = Adair Wind Farm & Info Center :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19093
    6. IL = Route 66 Towanda :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19095
    7. MI = Warren Dunes State Park :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19094
    8. IN = University of Notre Dame Walking Tour :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=16350
    9. MO = Meramec Greenway Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19096
    10. OK = Washita Massacre Site :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19097
    11. TX = Cadillac Ranch :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19087

    Thanksgiving 2011 :next: http://hikearizona.com/photoset=17685
    Thanksgiving 2013 :next: will upload photos when I get the chance…

    I know its not a backpack trip, but it's the only way I know how to string a multi-day trek together...

    Sent from my iPad on an airplane somewhere over the Rockies :y:
    University of Notre Dame Walking Tour
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    Thanksgiving 2011 - South Bend Indiana

    Thanksgiving 2010 involved a road trip to Medford OR via an aborted route through the Sierra Mountains => http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=13383 . Thanksgiving 2011 would involve another road trip. With Hannah now completing a Chemistry Doctorate at University of Notre Dame and having recently purchased my 1999 Ford F-150, we decided to trailer the old F-150 using my new F-150 up to South Bend IN.


    1. Sunday November 20th, Ahwatukee AZ to Tucumcari NM, 658 miles (10hrs 30min per Google Maps). On the road Sunday morning with Lynn, the dogs, and the old F-150 loaded on a U-Haul autohauler...

    2. Monday November 21st, Tucumcari NM to Marshfield (Springfield area) MO, 678 miles (10hrs 46min per Google Maps). The rain, oh the rain...

    3. Tuesday November 22nd, Marshfield MO to South Bend IN, 556 miles (9hrs 19min per Google Maps). The rain redux, oh the rain redux... Check into our basecamp at the pet friendly Candlewood Suites (check out => http://www.candlewoodsuites.com/hotels/ ... entid=1912 ). Hannah and her fiance Dominic arrive and we grab some take-out Italian food at the Volcano Restaurant next door (check out => http://www.volcanosb.com/home ).

    4. Wednesday November 23rd, South Bend IN. Unload the old F-150, drop the trailer off at U-Haul, get the new F-150 serviced at the Elkhart Ford Dealership, Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch, and Legends at Notre Dame for late night snack...

    5. Thursday November 24th, South Bend IN. Walking Tour of Notre Dame Campus => http://tour.nd.edu/

    6. Friday November 25th, South Bend IN to Ogallala NE, 872 miles (14hrs 16min per Google Maps). On the road again on the windy prairies. Giant windmills dot the landscape...

    7. Saturday November 26th, Ogallala NE to Santa Fe NM, 609 miles (9hrs 54min per Google Maps). Rocky Mountain Highs - frontal range has snow-capped peaks...

    8. Sunday November 27th, Santa Fe NM to Ahwatukee AZ, 540 miles (8hrs 38min per Google Maps). We had some time to linger Sunday morning in Santa Fe => http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Fr ... index.html A return visit to Santa Fe will be in the near future...

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