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Trip to South Bend

After spending most of my adult life hanging out with Notre Dame alums, I finally got to visit the campus to feel the magic for myself.

Touchdown Jesus and I.
The extent of ND branding never leaves a question as to what campus you’re on.
For some reason I really like the idea of eating at a McDonald’s above a highway.
Indiana Dunes State Park has some really neat hikes.
Lea in the dunes.

Yelp Wordmap

In L.A. I found myself in a situation I’ve encountered before: Trying to find a place for dinner in a large and unfamiliar city. I want to experience the city, but preferably avoid the dodgy parts. It’s difficult to narrow down the options in a such a case. Luckily I’d seen a post on the Yelp engineering blog about their neat wordmap page, so I decided to turn there. Since it was approaching sunset I choose to look for places where people commented on the views, and found a few patches of density along the coast, about 20 minutes from our hotel:

The Yelp wordmap.

We headed down there and drove around until the sun set (the views were great!). Then we ended up eating at Fish Camp (which of course we vetted on Yelp first), and it was good.

Fish Camp.