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post Mar 24 2008, 07:31 AM
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I thought it would be fun to get away from the negative things going on around town, and try something new and positive. What I hope I see is people taking turns giving their thoughts on what every Cityzen of Michigan City should experience at least once in their lifetimes here. It can be anything, as long as it is positive. I started out with 10 things, but if we can get more than that, we will keep going as long as the thread allows.

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#1 Going out into Washington Park to view the Lighthouse catwalk after a series of cold, windy, snowy days. The ice frozen onto the pier and driven into the sands just make a picture-esque opportunity, unique amongst most of the world for its view.

#2 The Drum & Bugle show at Ames Field. This show is amazing. The young people are so talented. Even my kids enjoy it

#3 Visit the Library. It is the most lively and interesting place in the golden triangle. There is no charge. It is an amazing architectural experience. It is a common ground for all people to mingle, regardless of race, creed, social or economic status. It contains the wisdom of the ages. It is an easy bicycle or bus destination from almost anywhere in MC. Enjoy it while it lasts.

#4 Climb Mount Baldy...or at least go visit. We're so fortunate to have this beautiful creation in our backyard. Personally, I can't wait to take my kids out there this spring and summer.

#5 spend the day catching Jumbo Lake perch and fryng em up as soon as you get back.

#6. Stroll the Friendship Gardens in late Spring

#7 Float on your back in Lake Michigan on a 90 degree day!

#8 Make the climb up to the top of the zoo observation tower the day after a nice strong rain. All of the smog and pollution are cleared out of the air and you can see for miles and miles.

#9 Go to the Michigan City Regional final at the Wolves Den. Only time of the year you get to see between 7,000-8,000 people in there at the same time. For sports fans, it doesn't get better than that.

#10 Cruise Washington Park for the Festival of Lights. Its got to be the best show in NW IN.

#11: Fireworks on the beach!

#11 1/2 Fireworks from a boat on the lake!

#12 Take a ride on the last InterUrban electric line train in the United States of America into Chicago and spend a day in one of the world-class cities in the country. Among the great things to do I would suggest a December day at the Museum of Science and Industry, a summer day in Millenium Park, or a day shopping the Magnificent Mile... all walking distance from train stops.

#13 Take the Barker Mansion tour around Christmas time. The place is just beautiful when done up.

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post Mar 24 2008, 11:16 AM
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#2 The Drum & Bugle show at Ames Field. This show is amazing. The young people are so talented. Even my kids enjoy it


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#3 Visit the Library. It is the most lively and interesting place in the golden triangle. There is no charge. It is an amazing architectural experience. It is a common ground for all people to mingle, regardless of race, creed, social or economic status. It contains the wisdom of the ages. It is an easy bicycle or bus destination from almost anywhere in MC. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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post Mar 25 2008, 05:31 PM
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#4 Climb Mount Baldy...or at least go visit. We're so fortunate to have this beautiful creation in our backyard. Personally, I can't wait to take my kids out there this spring and summer. biggrin.gif
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#5 spend the day catching Jumbo Lake perch and fryng em up as soon as you get back.
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#6. Stroll the Friendship Gardens in late Spring


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#7 Float on your back in Lake Michigan on a 90 degree day!
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post Mar 27 2008, 07:18 AM
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#8 Make the climb up to the top of the zoo observation tower the day after a nice strong rain. All of the smog and pollution are cleared out of the air and you can see for miles and miles.
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#9 Buy The News-Dispatch?

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#9 Go to the Michigan City Regional final at the Wolves Den. Only time of the year you get to see between 7,000-8,000 people in there at the same time. For sports fans, it doesn't get better than that.
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post Mar 31 2008, 01:17 PM
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#9 Go to the Michigan City Regional final at the Wolves Den. Only time of the year you get to see between 7,000-8,000 people in there at the same time. For sports fans, it doesn't get better than that.



I TOTALLY agree on this one!! Just be sure to get there early so you can get a parking spot.


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QUOTE(Ang @ Mar 31 2008, 02:17 PM) *

I TOTALLY agree on this one!! Just be sure to get there early so you can get a parking spot.


I was trying to figure out how to work in an Elston/Rogers sellout and a trip to Oktoberfest into this, but for obvious reasons, I couldn't mad.gif
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post Apr 1 2008, 09:46 AM
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I was thinking of Oktoberfest as well. Except it's not the same now that it's called Labor Dayz. I don't know why, but it just seems lame now.


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QUOTE(Ang @ Apr 1 2008, 10:46 AM) *

I was thinking of Oktoberfest as well. Except it's not the same now that it's called Labor Dayz. I don't know why, but it just seems lame now.


Its not even close to the same. We went last year, and there was no one there, and no enthusiasm. When they had the fight over it, it killed it.
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#10 Cruise Washington Park for the Festival of Lights. Its got to be the best show in NW IN.
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#11: Fireworks on the beach!


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#11: Fireworks on the beach!

#11 1/2 Fireworks from a boat on the lake!
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#12 Take a ride on the last interUrban electric line train in the United States of America into Chicago and spend a day in one of the world-class cities in the country. Among the great things to do I would suggest a December day at the Mueseum of Science and Industry, a summer day in Millenium Park, or a day shopping the Magnificent Mile... all walking distance from train stops.
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#13 Take the Barker Mansion tour around Christmas time. The place is just beautiful when done up.
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QUOTE(southsider2k7 @ Apr 17 2008, 09:28 AM) *

#13 Take the Barker Mansion tour around Christmas time. The place is just beautiful when done up.

I think it's beautiful year-round. But you're right, Christmas is always special there.
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post Apr 26 2008, 10:46 PM
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I know I'm late to the game, but as a newbie to town, I appreciate the advice on what to add to the to-do list. Does anyone have any additional suggestions for someone unfamiliar with the area?

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#3 Visit the Library. It is the most lively and interesting place in the golden triangle. There is no charge. It is an amazing architectural experience. It is a common ground for all people to mingle, regardless of race, creed, social or economic status. It contains the wisdom of the ages. It is an easy bicycle or bus destination from almost anywhere in MC. Enjoy it while it lasts.


And thanks for the props for the library! I'm a librarian there, and it's always nice to hear or read good reports about it. Although I'm not sure what to think about the suggestion of its imminent demise.
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