As you know, one of my favorite things is to walk and wander to get a flavor of the place I'm consulting in.
Some of you may immediately think of the inspirational movie Rudy. Personally, not the reason why I wanted to visit there. I wanted to experience the architecture and beauty of the history.
I happen to be staying on Saint Mary's campus, a college associated with Notre Dame. Yesterday, dark and early I ran around the campus. The architecture was stunning and layout quit comfortable in its simplicity. Sorry, no pix.
Last night I went to Notre Dame to walk and then have dinner. Pix galore!
At first, I was disappointed by the amount of sports stadiums and complexes. Part of this was because the entrance I went in happened to be near the sports arenas. As you can see, even the architecture of these buildings is stunning.
As I continued to walk, I noticed the academic buildings. I was unaware of the science focus at Notre Dame. They had buildings dedicated to research, biology, chemistry, etc.
I happened to wear the wrong shoes. Lauren Conrad flip flops. Zero foot support by feet couldn't take it any longer and I had to cut my walk short.
I made up for it this morning with my run! I was able to enter through a little used entrance surrounded by the woods. It was great to see the parts of the cloud I couldn't make it to last night. I have to say that the architecture is lovely.