"stanford splash" they call it. i will call it fantastic. the kids took courses in the quad area classrooms for a full weekend in april: tou-hou (like manga), japanese, korean, juggling, never give up, globetrotting/studying abroad, improv, and others that escape my memory. lunch delivered. glorious weather. fun student teachers and a gorgeous campus.while they test drove college, i spent time alone and with my good friend lauri, poking around the campus grounds, wandering around paths and plantings, for the most part, following our curious noses. downtown palo alto charmed me to no end. storybook houses, lovely gardens, even dogwoods in full bloom (no camera at the time, unfortunately.) here are a few lasting impressions from the enchanting campus known as stanford.

i remembered. balloon animals. :)