The Back Yard Brewery in
LaPorte is pretty cool
It takes a lot to get us into a big city but taking the train so we did not have to drive and then try to find parking helped a lot and is definitely part of the adventure!
|it helped we did not actually have to go into the city to get to the museum|
|the Field Museum|
|view of foggy Chicago from the steps of the museum|
|Sue the t-rex, over 90 percent actual fossil|
lots of mummies.....
people and pets, falcons,
wonderful masks and
|more dinosaurs, of course|
|Lucy! 3.2 million years old|
|4 lb gold nugget;)|
Really enjoyed this winery!
A couple of days ago we visited the campus of the university of Notre Dame. Below is the oldest building, along with the basilica, built about 1842. We happened to go on a Saturday when weddings take place so could not go into the basilica but got to enjoy the bagpipe band that stood outside to keep the guests entertained. What fun!
|statue of Mary on of the dome|
|a happy couple enjoying the band after their wedding|
|the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes behind the basilica|
|the inside of the dome of the main building|
|a brief glimpse inside the basilica in-between weddings!|
just love the architecture!