I had said that I'd like to share more pictures and information about Stanford University. The reason the university has suddenly become important at Willow's Cottage is because Son #2 has accepted an offer to pursue his PhD in Anthroplogy at Stanford! He will be migrating north to the San Francisco Bay area in August. I think we will be making the trip along California's Highway 101 often. We will learn to recognize this view as the marker of 'almost there!'
Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University's architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Jane Stanford built the church as a memorial to her husband, Leland. Together, Senator and Mrs. Stanford had constructed the University as a memorial to their son, Leland, Jr.
(information courtesy of the official Stanford University website)
There are so many interesting educational and architectural sights at Stanford. I'm looking forward to sharing the Hoover Tower, Green Library, the sculptural gardens and a really cool clock tower with you!
But I'm sure this will be my favorite sight.