They’re also wondering what they will see the next time they visit.
Bridget Owen, a music teacher at Tipton Elementary and Middle School, has visited Notre Dame eight times. She and her husband, Andy, have gone every other year since 2004 as part of Iowa Ambassadors of music tours, in which hundr of Iowa music students and teachers tour Europe over a 16-day span.
Owen said Notre Dame is always one of her favorite stops.
“Eight times, and I’m still like, whoa. Every time I go in,” she said.
But Owen said hearing it is just as mesmerizing.
“There was actually Mass happening while we were visiting, and that was the first time I had seen that happening, and a choir was singing, and just the acoustics, the tall ceilings and everything, the sound just reverberates around and is just beautiful to hear,” she said.
“Just walking in and hearing the organ play, it almost made me cry,” he said.
“My son is going on this next trip, and now, there’s a chance now that he’s never going to get to see that, or at least what it once was,” Owen said.