Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fires to Fog

Was it less than two weeks ago that San Diego County was burning? Just twelve days ago that the Santa Anas were blowing and inciting the flames into wildfires?

It was hard to believe when I was in Chula Vista and every morning looked like this:

On a foggy morning, we do love our coffee.

I went with MamaMia and her friend Southern Belle to San Diego State University on Thursday and Friday and attended several of MamaMia's classes. I took my knitting and acted like I understood the French conversation.

On the few occasions when Southern Belle and MamaMia don't go to campus together, MamaMia can take the metro train. This is the station on campus.

The campus is much larger than Channel Islands, being a much older university. This is the original building on the campus. The five bells in the bell tower reminded me of the California missions.

Many of the buildings on the campus were built in the mission architecture style. When new buildings are erected, it is not always easy to match and complement the old style.

The new library

Usually by noon the fog burns off and the skies are Southern California Blue, again. The clock tower is another campus landmark.

Besides going to college, I enjoyed playing with Angel the cat, taking walks, hanging out with a cup of coffee, lounging in the apartment hot tub, visiting the local quilt shop, just sitting around and knitting.


Barbara said...

Thanks for birthday wishes.
Lov ely post and enjoyed the different styles.
Sounds like you had a relaxing trip.
I have to say I love my Starbucks too as long as it is Cappuccino. Had lunch there last Friday too when we got caught up in a rather busy day and did not have time to pop home.

Bethany said...

Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could hang out on a college campus and be around all that learning!!! (and coffee looked good too!)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Wow, thanks for the tour of SDSU, my old stomping grounds! Looking at the photo of the mission-like bell tower, the part of the building that juts out on the right side was the old administration building. That's where I worked for 11 years in Admissions & Records - 1973 to 1984. It looks just the same! I still have some good friends from those days working on campus, but they moved years ago to a new building.

Sounds like you had an enjoyable visit.

Mary said...

What a beautiful time you had. The photos are great. It is the only way I probably will ever see the Campus.

Thanks for the tour. Glad you are back safe and sound.

Blessings for a great week.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a nice weekend! Don't you just love university campuses? Hope to see you tomorrow at knitting.


Anonymous said...

How fun to see SDSU - my cousin is a sophomore there and tried to stay indoors during the fires (he has asthma). Very pretty campus.

ancient one said...

Thanks Willow for taking us along... I enjoyed this post!!

Anonymous said...

What a nice ride! Here the Amtrak leaves in the middle of the night - there wouldn't be a great view like yours anyway!