River Walk

IMG_8345(South Bend, Indiana) We took a delightful stroll Thursday afternoon along the Saint Joseph River.  South Bend, of course, is named for the southern-most bend the river makes as it courses its way toward Lake Michigan in Saint Joseph, Michigan.  So, if you ever find yourself in South Bend with some spare time, please follow in our footsteps along the placid Saint Joseph River.

We were careful not to fall in as there were no lifeguards on duty.

We were careful not to fall in as there were no lifeguards on duty.

A sign of welcome.

A sign of welcome.

Notre Dame has a handsome presence on the river.

Notre Dame has a handsome presence on the river.

This is where the rowing Irish launch.

This is where the rowing Irish launch.

Motivational message under a bridge.

Motivational message under a bridge.

Stone work along the river.

Stone work along the river.

A river walk for railroad buffs.

A river walk for railroad buffs.

 

Postcard from South Bend.

Postcard from South Bend.

We saw plenty of birds on our walk, including these Tree Swallows.

We saw plenty of birds on our walk, including these Tree Swallows.

The Song Sparrow is aptly named because it has a relatively complex song.  I was able to tweet with this little guy. But it wouldn't alight on my finger.

The Song Sparrow is aptly named because it has a relatively complex song. I was able to tweet with this little guy. But it wouldn’t alight on my finger.

Back downtown where we started.  And, we never fell in.  Not even once.

Back downtown where we started. And, we never fell in. Not even once.

 

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About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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3 Responses to River Walk

  1. That is really close to my house….within a very long walk! Next time you are down this way, let me know and maybe we can meet up and grab a bite to eat!

    Ive got several,photos of that stretch on my Facebook photography page:
    https://www.facebook.com/JohnBurzynskiPhotography
    There are some beautiful bridges a bit farther east, and the new ‘palace’ for the ND rowing teams is quite something!

  2. The old stone walkways and stairs….old WPA projects, we have tons of them around here.

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