By Angel Perkins
This week I wanted to share my experience at a local haunt and by that I do mean haunt. I took my two youngest children (15 and 18) to Legend Park's Fear Itself on U.S. 20 in Mishawaka. Because I was raised in the area and have forever been a fan of the creepy I can honestly and positively say it was the best haunted house St. Joseph County has ever offered.
By Brent Glasgow
Overall, I canâ€™t complain much about 2010. My wife and I welcomed our second child to the world. It was just the second year since 2001 that I didnâ€™t have to move for one reason or another.
My wife didnâ€™t get laid off and my own 10-month stint without full-time work came to an end. We paid off some bills after years of mailing monthly checks.
And, my familyâ€™s primary sports rooting interests â€” the Indianapolis Colts and Butler University basketball team â€” had seasons to remember.
Taking a break from site-seeing on Day 5, we end with the Alamo:
Remember me? No trip to San Antonio, Texas is complete without a visit to The Alamo. It's a sobering experience, and, with the city grown up around it, hard to visualize the mission standing alone on the wide open lands of 19th-century Texas.
See photos attached below (will open in new window)
Day 4 started with a journey to Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de-Shay) National Monument near Chinle, Ariz. The canyon is still home to approximately 70 Navajo, according to one of the residents who was selling his artwork at an overlook on the South Rim Drive. The views along the South Rim Drive are absolutely gorgeous, and the canyon also contains ancient ruins. Maintained by the National Park Service, Canyon de Chelly is located in the Navajo Nation, and best of all, admission is free.
See the file attachments below and also the gallery located at the bottom of the front page of this website.
Day 3 began with a stop by Taos Pueblo which has been inhabited for upwards of a thousand years. The multi-storied adobe buildings house businesses and dwellings of the Taos Indians who still live in the pueblo.
From deep in the heart of Texas one day to deep in the bowels of New Mexico the next.
Day 2 started with a winding journey â€”Â 75 stories underground â€” through the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns. Pretty overwhelming stuff. The first guy to say, â€śHey, letâ€™s have a look in there,â€ť before the nice lighting, well-marked paths, audio guides and all, was either unbelievably gutsy or irredeemably foolish.
Considering that people today flock to have their own look, Iâ€™m going with the former.
Taking a Dee-tour
Pilot photo/Dee Grenert
Pilot News staffer Dee Grenert saw much of the Wild, Wild West on a vacation last week. Weâ€™ve asked Dee to blog about her sight-seeing adventure.
File attached:Luckenbach, Texas
Letâ€™s go to Luckenbach, Texas... No, Waylon (God rest his soul) and Willie weren't there, but the boys â€” or at least some who would like to be the boys â€”Â were. Free live outlaw music and the scenic drive through Texas hill country made for a perfect start to a vacation, even if the rental car wasnâ€™t all-American like the sights here.