Aug 23, 2009

Visualization :o)

First, let me preface this entry by saying that I am a huge fan of Mapquest.

My folks have been having a dickens of a time with downtown South Bend and locating the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), spending hours lost. This despite the fact that we have given them printed directions. Turns out the culprit was the one way streets, and they got turned around, resulting in a consistent right turn when is should have been a left.

So today, we headed up to their place, piled into their vehicle, and went on a visualization tour. First was going to the BMV, and when we got there, they both said "that was so easy". The power of being there LOL. Second, we took a drive around the Notre Dame campus so that when they see the game information on the tele on opening day, they will be able to visualize us at the game.

While we were out-and-about, we spotted a new local establishment, Granite City Food and Brewery and decided to stop in for a cool amber beverage. As we were perusing the menu, we happened upon the "The Mug Club" where they have daily specials and you get you cool amber beverages in a large mug versus a puny little glass - I am pleased to announce that Beth and I are now members. Alas, looking at their website, they only have 26 locations, all in the Midwest. For more details, click on the GC logo to the right. We look forward to some future visits, and will seek them out as we go on our travels.

Then it was home to cut a few stalks of grass, and the yard does look better. The tractor got stuck twice in the marsh path based on the rain we have had this week, but all in all, done in about one and a half hours.

Hope your Sunday was pleasant, and that your week goes by swiftly :o)


  1. Hi Ken,
    You sure do squeeze a lot into one day ... a cool amber beverage on a hot summer day sounds great!

  2. It was a good afternoon, and I think they enjoyed the "drive-around" (as opposed to a walkabout). As I said, driving through campus got me fired up for football--especially the three games we get to go to!

  3. We have a place called "BJ's Brewpub" that's a similar chain. And there's a place called Gordon Biersch in NOLA that's part of a chain out of the west... worth checking out sometime if you make your way to NOLA!


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