We slept in this morning, had breakfast at the hotel and then headed back out onto the Lincoln Highway.
Leaving town we drove past the 1907 Goshen Theater which was formerly called the Jefferson Theater.
We passed by the Historic 1939 Goshen Police Booth, I liked what the plaque on the building said.
This is one of the many quilt gardens that are throughout the county. You could do a tour and find them all if you were so inclined.
This is a historic 1898 steel truss bridge that takes the Lincoln Highway over the Elkhart River.
We stopped to take some photos at The Old Bag Factory. The old brick smokestack is impressive. I don’t think they make old bags here anymore, it seems to be more about antiques and cafe’s now.
There was another quilt garden here at the Old Bag Factory and a big fiberglass elk..
Back on the road we drove through Mishawaka Indiana and passed by the Beiger Mansion built between 1903 and 1907.
Past the Bonnie Doon Drive In that was built in the 1950’s
In South Bend we stopped at the Remedy Building which was built in 1895 and is now the Lincoln Highway Association’s National Office. Guess what… it is closed. We had hoped to buy some souvenirs here but like the other “Lincoln” museums and offices, everything is closed.. People just are not interested in the old highway and its history anymore. There is a concrete marker out front and a sign in the window.
Between South Bend and New Carlisle IN we caught up to this farm machine.. If I was brave enough I could drive right through, but I signalled and passed it on the left.
New Carlisle IN celebrates its Lincoln Highway roots with a mural and banners.
We stopped at Jennie Rae’s Diner (formerly Bob’s BBQ) for lunch. The way the roof is shingled is rather odd with the way the shingles are rolled over the edge, but that didn’t affect the good taste of the food.
In La Porte IN we stopped in at B & J’s American Cafe for some home made cinnamon rolls. B & J’s has been operating on the Lincoln Highway by the same family since 1922.
Our hotel for this evening is about 10 miles North of the Lincoln in the town of Chesterton IN. Our room has a balcony with 2 chairs and a view over the large pond. We will be here for 2 nights before heading back South and getting back on the Lincoln Highway.
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