|The original Whitman College building...|
It is hard to believe, but we are back in College visiting mode with our No. 2 already: Miss M. is now a Highschool Senior!
She already visited a lot of schools in California over Spring Break (Pomona, Occidental and USC were her favorites), but this time we wanted to visit Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. This small private college is about 250 miles (= 400 km) away and so it was quite the drive. We left Monday and spent the night in town. Tuesday morning we had scheduled a tour of the facilities and came away mightily impressed. Beautiful brick buildings everywhere and situated in a lovely old neighborhood. They have a fabulous Biology program that Miss M. is very interested in and she was all excited! Fun to see!
|Miss M. on the left. |
The girls are standing in front of an amazing horse sculpture made out of copper!
I had to touch it to make sure it was indeed copper, since it looks just like driftwood!
A good friend of her tagged along and we all had a great time! Eastern Washington is just so completely different from Western Washington, the differences never seize to amaze me! It is just so hot and dry and well... just different. Like another planet almost... <wink>
Just look at all this...
|Driving along the Columbia River|
|Old Gas Station...|
On the way home we stopped by the old Whitman Mission settlement just outside of Walla Walla. They settled there in the mid 1800's and ended up in a terrible war with the Native Americans. There wasn't much left to see, but it was a nice spot to get some of the feel of the days when when the early settlers traveled cross country in their covered wagons in absolutely deplorable conditions...
|Trails of the covered wagon trains...|
|Old & new...|
It was extremely hot on the East side (100F / 38C) but so beautiful at the same time. All in all we were only away for one night, but it felt like several days: a wonderful little trip!
|The girls exploring the Whitman Mission...|