The hotel we stayed at in South Bend in June was right downtown, across the street from the River. There was some kind of a summer festival going on that weekend, the river was illuminated, there were fireworks. Pretty town, nice people. There is something fascinating about water flowing over a dam. The rush of the water, the rapids, the sense of speed and power. There was a ship captain in my family tree, I have always been drawn to water and boats.