Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gonzaga University

A fellow Alum asked me to take some pictures of the campus. So, for all of you Gonzaga Alums, here are some pictures of the University. Some new buildings and some old.

College Hall-
A view through the trees towards Lincoln Hall

A critter on the banks for the Spokane River back behind Jesuit House...there is a lovely walking path along the river

Arrick on the walking bridge that crosses the Spokane River looking towards the University. The spire in the background is the spire on the new Jundt Art center and museum.

Sculpture on the grounds of the Jundt Art Center

The Jundt Art Center-
This is located on the other side of St. Als, looking toward Division.

Arrick waiting patiently for his mother to finish photographing the campus and wait for his father refueling the car.

The grand staircase in University Hall

The is the interior of University Hall

Of course, St. Al's spires

Behind University Hall, the quad.

The former Crosby Library is now the Crosby Student Center. Bing still stands watching! Without his pipe! The new library is behind back behind and to the right of the Cog.

The COG! The Center of Gonzaga...ahh memories...many quiet breakfasts, dinners and talents shows...dances...

The Library. The Foley Center. Crosby Student Center to the right..
Desmet Hall

Again...the Spires of St. Al

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Leaving Idaho and returning to Washington

After a lovely morning in Idaho, we made our way back to Washington. Before crossing the border though, we went to the Mecca for all males, Cabela's! It is about the same size as the Bass Pro shop here in Tidewater but this has a cafe that offers some wild game dishes and the food wasn't half bad!
Of course, the guys scoped out the stuff in this place...and...I did buy a great pair of shoes! On sale even!!

On our way back to Washington, we came across this lovely place to dine!!
A sign in the parking lot! Yes, we pulled in, but the carpets were being cleaned and they weren't open for business. We actually stopped here before we went to Cabela's!

Just a cool building, a church or used to be made of river rock in Idaho.
Back in God's Country!Division Street in Spokane. Some cool pubs along the way back to the hotel and GU
I took this pictures specifically for my brother Eddie!
This sculpture represents the Bloomsday run, a marathon that is held every year in Spokane. It was held the weekend prior to graduation.
This store...gave much pleasure and joy to my husband and children. Out of all the places we went to while we were in Spokane, we visited this store daily I think. I take that back, the men folk visited this store daily. They found many goodies in this place for their airsoft addiction. I did find a wool blanket that I'm going to cut up and dye for my pennyrugs! I think they have this guy's address and are including him on our Christmas card list!
The boys in their natural habitat!!

The Cataldo Mission

The Cataldo Mission
In the early part of the 19th century, the Coeur d’Alene Indians heard that a neighboring tribe had "medicine men" with great powers and decided they wanted this power for themselves. They traveled east and invited the "Blackrobes" (or Jesuit priests) to live among their people.
In 1842, Father Pierre-Jean De Smet responded to the Coeur d'Alenes' request and traveled to present-day Lake Coeur d’Alene to meet with the tribe and select a mission site. Later that year, Father Nicholas Point and Brother Charles Huet arrived to help establish the mission. The first mission building was constructed along the St. Joe River, about 35 miles south of the present location, and was christened the Mission of St. Joseph. The river repeatedly flooded the Mission site, however. In 1846, the St. Joe location was abandoned in favor of a high, grassy knoll overlooking the Coeur d’Alene River, its present location.

The Parish House

The Parish House kitchen

The sitting room in the Parish House

The prayer room in the Parish House

Mission of the Sacred Heart

In 1850, Father Antonio Ravalli arrived and began designing the new mission building for its new location. Together, the Indians and Jesuits used large, hand-hewn logs that were cut near the site which were then latticed with saplings, woven with grass and caked with mud. This process, known as “wattle and daub,” created walls over one-foot thick and a building constructed without nails. Evidence of this technique can still be seen today. When finished three years later, the building was christened Mission of the Sacred Heart.
Both the Mission building and its decorations attempted to evoke the eloquence of European cathedrals. The interior walls were decorated with hand-painted newspapers that Father Ravalli received in the mail and cleverly recycled. Fabric purchased from the Hudson Bay Trading Post at Fort Walla Walla (Washington) also adorned the walls. Classic European chandeliers were copied, using emptied tin cans, and gilded crosses were carved from local pines. Wooden altars were carefully painted and veined to resemble marble.

Arrick checks out the alter, notice the lighting feature in the foreground! That's recycling!

Arrick is standing flat footed and playing peek a boo!

The boys peek out from the confessional

The mission bell on the grounds. While we were there it began to snow!

Exploring Idaho!

Off we went to Idaho! The Idaho border isn't far from Spokane, only 30 miles. So off we went. The boys were prepared to sit in the car for 1.5 hours as they did on our journey to Canada. Soon we saw the sign and they ticked off yet another state in the Ole U.S of A that they can say they have visited!
Lake Coeur d'Alene is beautiful and has beaches, water sports and mountains to boot! The day we visited it was cold and breezy!!

Mudgy Moose and Millie in Coeur d'Alene and the focus of a children's book.

Mudgy is the moose and millie is the mouse on his nose! clearly the boys were taken with the characters....
A stone arbor in the park on the lake Sea plane...the water was really choppy and it was COLD!

Beaches....quite a bit different from the boys are used to in Virginia!

on our way to the Cataldo Mission...and more views of the Lake
quaint little and not so little homes on the Lake.

We came across an Elk farm.

Snow on the mountains
The view from the Mission...those Jesuits really picked a beautiful spot. The park rangers tell us that steam boats brought passengers from Washington and Lake Coeur d'Alene to this point. A few of those passengers were Generals Custer and Sherman.
The Cataldo Mission
The view behind the mission