Thursday, March 12, 2009

North

Where did The Professor and I go on the weekend? North!

We cruised through Santa Barbara, whizzed past Solvang (Willow looking longingly at the exit sign, knowing that she was driving by The Village Spinning and Weaving Shop and NOT STOPPING), sailed by Pismo Beach, gazed out the car windows at the bright, bright green grass and tree studded hills of the California Coastal Mountains and Valleys. Familiar place names like San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Paso Robles, San Miguel and Salinas were written on the mileage signs, reminding us of California's Spanish past.

Rural Coastal Southern California along Hwy 101, El Camino Real, as seen through Willow's car window at 70 mph. It really is THAT green.

Finally, after dark, we arrived at our destination~ Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University. Son # Two had invited us to spend the weekend with him and explore the campus while he was in meetings.

While The Professor and Son # Two had both been to Stanford before, this was my first visit.

There is so much to see and I love the atmosphere!

I would describe Stanford University campus as Ivy League with a Western Twist.

Over the next few days, I'd like to share more of the campus--the Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Main Quad, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna Honeycomb House, Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden and New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Green Library. I hope you don't get bored. Obviously, I didn't.

10 comments:

ellen b. said...

Oh it looks like a great campus and I'm looking forward to seeing more...

Melanie said...

What an interesting looking campus. The landscape reminded me of Pembrokeshire, Wales with it's hills. Very beautiful.

Annie said...

wow..what a campus. Looks great. And I love your blog also! Just popped over from a comment on someone else's blog..was it Jules' I think! I twill be back to see the rest of the campus.
Love those koolaid died yearns. Well done!

ancient one said...

Bored? never... I love looking at the things you see..LOL

Sara said...

Wow, those hills are really green....all this rain. Beautiful.

Stanford...this is interesting. We are having visitors from Switzerland the next several days whose daughter and son-in-law work at Stanford and they are on holiday, making their way by car up the coast to go and visit her.

We will probably miss you on Sunday as we will be playing tour guide for our company.

M.Kate said...

Love the landscaping :D wish I could travel around there too, happy weekend Kak Willow, big hugs always...

Knitting Linguist said...

Ah, those gorgeous green hills. And I love the archway photo! Standford is a gorgeous campus :)

As for the sock heel, I hate to say, but I just knit a heel flap until it's almost a square (just a bit shallower), and then pick up the number of stitches that fit into the slipped stitch loops along the sides of the flap (I slip the first stitch of each row). (I realize that it sounds like some of my nana's cooking recipes -- a handful of this, some of that, and just enough of the other to make it taste right! Sorry :))

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You could have been describing me sitting in the passenger seat. Many is the time that I've watched longingly as places whiz by.

It is green isn't it! While out jogging I said to Steve that it positively looked like Ireland around us :)

Lucky son #2 - what a great place to go to school!

Lovella said...

Willow the buildings on campus look wonderful.. .please do show. Glad you had a good time with son # two . ..and the professor.

Marg said...

WOW! Looks like you had a great time. I sure can understand the lingo, "Whiz by" that would be my farmer....also. He would want to accomplish his mission. Stop?
Only when his wife needs a pit stop.
I think we will be whizzing by Palm Dessert in the next weeks. And I say Whiz by, because he wants to see all the farms and checkout the country's agriculture. I don't think you'll see us at any University.
But we are taking in a NNA game in Phoenix. Yea! Steve Nash!!!!!