I started my day wth the normal routine after leaving the Walmart parking lot with a stop at the Pilot truck stop for gas and shower.
Then I headed to the Studebaker Museum downtown South Bend but first McDonalds for my wifi / drink.
I walked in when it opened at 10:00
I didn't expect such a professional museum. The museum is combined with a local museum that includes a tour of a mansion of a local entrepreneur, but you can just pay for the Studebaker side as I did and AAA discount from $8.00 to $6.50. After seeing the quality of the museum it should cost $16.00.
I have so many photos that I can't share them all here.
Studebaker's first transportation to the Midwest.
Studebaker was a blacksmith and moved on to carriages that included 3 Presidental carriages that they have. The Lincoln carrage is going to the Smithsonian soon for a display for the 150th anniversary of his assassination.
Studebaker also produced wagon wheels and speciality wagons and carriages for World War I and vehicles for WWII.
So many beautiful cars.
South Bend is also home of Notre Dame College. It was cold rainy and just miserable outside for a walk of the campus so I drove the campus.