Monday, January 10, 2011

Cal Tech Day

Day 2 was take your sister to work day.  My sister is a doctoral student in physics at Cal Tech.  See?

You're supposed to rub this guy's nose for good luck.  Apparently you don't deserve good luck if you're short though. I had to stand on my tippy toes to reach.

This tree is over 400 years old and has been there since long before the campus.  What tickles me about it is that it's held up with braces, ties, and chains and blocked off on all 4 sides.  They are putting some serious work into saving an old oak tree.

Those of you who know me, know why I had to have this picture.

These are the Cal Tech "gargoyles," only they're scientists. Cute, right?

And this is inside my sister's building. It's all angles and modern design.  It must be a lovely building to work in everyday.

And the ferocious mascot: the beaver. Seriously.

They also have a delightful little turtle pond, where dozens of turtles come out and sun themselves in the afternoon.  I personally think a turtle would have been a better mascot, but what do I know?

I spent the time my sister was in class wandering the campus and getting sucked into random old journals in the bookstore.  We also ate at a taco truck, which was delicious and cheap. The line was long, but totally worth it.

In the evening I had dinner and a drink with an old friend.  It was another delightful day.


Mom said...

Wasn't the taco truck just too cool? He gave us a parents discount. Neat man

Jube said...

Taco truck = awesome.

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