Thursday, March 23, 2017

*TAMMY'S TRAVELS* Washington - Day Four

 

Tammy visited the campus of Central Washington University. It was the last day of winter quarter. Students were finishing up finals and gearing up for spring break. Lots of new construction was going on.
 




While Sydney took her Calculus final, Mrs J and Tammy enjoyed walking around the campus and taking pictures. Tammy found Mrs J's dream bike. 
 

We visited the science building.


 Looking up is a double helix DNA sculpture made of glass. 


 The mural displays the natural desert fauna here in Central Washington. We are not the rainy PNW, we are irrigated desert.

 
We visited the Art building.


The sculptures are made of hundreds of hand formed ceramic bowls...They almost look like square octopi. 



We visited the student gallery where student Brock Jensen's​ work is the current exhibit. And we popped into the art room to see the current work...It was awesome!

 

We also visited the tranquil Japanese garden. 


 

 Getting a picture with the sitting bull statue is a must do! It's quirky and caused more than a few raised brows because he's anatomically correct.





Lastly, we visited downtown Ellensburg.  We included a photo of Sydney's favorite building. There is so much great architecture, art galleries, murals, and various statues to discover all around town. It started to rain so it cut our fun short, but hope you enjoyed what we did capture today.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. We like the PNW. We haven't made journeyed in Ellensburg, so it is great to see places to visit. We have been to Leavenworth, that is a nice town. The desert side of the state has so many beautiful sites.

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    1. Oh, Leavenworth! We love to visit there and stay at the Enzian In. It has a wonderful indoor pool(with murals) and they have a marvelous breakfast with a alphorn serenade! Another beautiful place (we couldn't fit a visit in) the Paloose Falls! Gorgeous stark beauty in the scablands.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful Campus

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    1. Thank you, Maxine! It was fun to wander around and look for ways to share

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    1. It is a beautiful campus in its own way. It was still in its winter slumber.

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  4. Love Tammy with the bull statue!!!! Sharon

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    1. That bull statue cracks me up!

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  5. What fun! Thanks for sharing. Madelon

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    1. Thank you for letting me share with you!

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  6. Haven't been to Central in, gosh, fifteen years! Thank you for sharing the visit, things look so different! Fellow Washingtonian from the rainy PNW side. <3 <3 -- Jen

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    1. Hello, fellow Washingtonian!! We didn't have a chance to get over to you side of the mountains! I so wanted to share the Space Needle and my youngest goes to UW!

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  7. Wow, what a cool campus! With all the interesting things to see, visiting there almost looks like taking a mini-vacation! Love how you have Tammy dressed, too. Thanks for sharing!

    --Michele Grace

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    1. Thank you! It was fun finding things to share with everyone! I felt like it was a great start to my daughter's spring break!

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