Cheer, Cheer For Old Notre Dame

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I was in South Bend, Indiana last week.

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ll probably recognize the city name. Maybe like a word on the tip of your tongue.

Does this help?

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South Bend is the home of the University of Notre Dame (technically, Notre Dame is it’s own town but people tend to forget that and just credit it as being in South Bend. Fun fact).

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If you’ve ever watched college football or, let’s be honest, turned your TV on on a Saturday and seen Rudy because it’s always on, you’ll know that Notre Dame is beautiful.

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I’m here to tell you though, they really don’t do it justice. If you find yourself driving through northern Indiana (maybe on your way to Chicago? It’s only an hour and a half apart), you have to stop and visit.

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Until then, let me take you on a virtual tour. Oh, and did I mention I brought the person who introduced me to the beauty of a good wander along with me?

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Anyways, follow us.

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What many people don’t know is that Notre Dame has a sister school right across the street: Saint Mary’s College.

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On our second day, I woke up early, grabbed a coffee and took a walk around campus as the sun came up.

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If you visit Notre Dame, you have to visit Saint Mary’s too. To see both is to really understand the full experience of life in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Both campuses are beautiful with every detail immaculately thought out. They’re quiet and peaceful, the kind of place you instantly feel at home at.

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Tell me, what is the most beautiful college campus you’ve ever seen? Have you been to Notre Dame? What did you think?

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