To all the classy Notre Dame Fans, many thanks! Tunaslam Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 305 Likes Received: 185 Oct 23, 2017 #1 My son Troy and wife Sheryl presented me with my 70th birthday present with a trip to the USC versus Notre Dame game, a bucket list item for a long time. Despite the disappointing results of the game our experience was incredible. Every Notre Dame fan we met were extremely friendly and we felt very well welcomed to the game. We flew into Chicago from LAX and took the L to downtown Chicago. A 15 minute walk to our hotel from Clark and Lake drop off point on the L. Everywhere we walked there were USC fans. As would be expected there were few Notre Dame fans, but enough to make it interesting. We ate dinner at Due, a famous Deep Dish Pizza restaurant. The Pizza, their special, served with Chianti, amber ale, and a seafood dip was off the charts. Before catching the bus to the game, we visited Portillo's for their world famous Chicago Dogs, we also added Polish Sausage and Italian Sausage sandwiches to our order. Fantastic! We partied on the bus, a 2.5 hour ride, everyone having a blast. Arrived to the stadium at 4:30 pm with 3 hours before game time. We visited the campus, truly beautiful, the Dome, the cathedral, and the book store. I asked a number of Notre Dame fans how they were enjoying our California weather, 77 degrees? They all smiled or laughed as I told them we brought it with us. Of course Sunday it started to rain. Ha! Ha! It was a fabulous experience, albeit not at least inexpensive and I doubt our budget could take another hit in two years? The ushers at the stadium and on the campus were extremely helpful and friendly. Hats off Notre Dame fans, you are definitely a class act, and so much a part of the most famous inter-sectional rivalry in college football, and a most incredible fan base to share our love of our teams! May Thanks for providing us such a great experience, never to be forgotten. Fight on! We'll beat the Irish next year! Cory BvB09, aimeedee, KeepCalm&FightOn and 5 others like this.