First Stop: Four Winds Casinos, South Bend.

My mom planned our vacation this year.

I didn’t tell her where I wanted to go, and dad told me to let her have the fun of building an itinerary.

All he cared about was how much it was going to cost us. When I heard mom mutter, ‘First stop: Four Winds Casinos, South Bend, IN’, I knew dad was in trouble. Mom told me to keep my mouth shut, but she had saved money all year for a casino tour. I asked how she was going to get past dad when he found out all the casinos she wanted to visit. She told me Four Winds Casinos were more than a casino. She read me the information on the casino where it said they would greet us by the iconic Four Winds Architecture. Considering how much dad loved architecture, she knew he would enjoy it. They had five dining options and a 55,000 square foot gaming floor with 1600 games that included progressive jackpots and 10 live poker tables. I knew dad loved poker, but I’m sure he didn’t want to spend all day and night in a casino. She told me there were some lovely hotels in South Bend, IN, and they all had excellent air conditioning, which was necessary this time of year. When she told dad they had a Studebaker Museum in South Bend, he was all in. He told her to have a good time at the casino, and he would meet us at the Studebaker Museum. Mom didn’t like that idea. She wanted to go to the Studebaker Museum too, and dad said we could go twice.


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