Hang time with Mabel near Union Square!
Great new find!
Checking out the BioDesign exhibit at the Tech with Liz and Etay!
Coolest automatic faucet/ hand dryer I’ve seen…
Rammed earth block counter, and new Hoover Institute building in front of the classic Hoover Tower…
Building the raised planter in the backyard, and drinks with the girls!
Stanford Hospital construction
Demolition work near our office…
My 7am morning…
Never knew this unique piece of the Quad existed!
Life-size dog figurine in our lobby at work!
Last cooling tower being demolished at the Stanford Cardinal COGEN facility.
The orchestrated ballet of excavators.
Flowers outside the construction fence.
Front desk at work, lovingly decorated by Nancy.
Stanford Student Observatory, view of hospital construction from above the golf course, and Halloween Carnival at the California Ave farmers market…
Demolition of the Cardinal Cogen plant in progress…
New bike parking at the entrance to the dish. Woohoo!
Saying goodbye to our campsite in Glacier NP (Illecillewaet campground)…
And our neighbors with their ridiculous vehicle…
Stopping at Rogers Pass in the heart of Glacier…
There use to be railroad tracks across these towers!!
…and through these trees!
Some mushroom shots…
Some bugs procreating…?
Driving past the 3 Valley Gap ‘Ghost Town’…
And then there was this time we almost ran out of gas…
Thank goodness for Hope, BC…
Exploring Canada’s national parks has been a real treat, and we really hope to be able to come back some day to see more of the same parks, and to explore new ones!
Giant Cedars Boardwalk…!
Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk…!
Covered cooking/picnic areas…
Stuck in construction traffic…
Entering the town of Revelstoke…
Revelstoke Railway Museum…
The Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven not far from Revelstoke in Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885, completing the tracks of Canada’s first transcontinental railroad.
Rented bikes and went on an off-road adventure…
Drove Meadows to the Sky Parkway (16 miles) up to the top off Mount Revelstoke. We’ve heard that the view is beautiful, but unfortunately, the smoke from the nearby fires blocked the views today. Would also have been nice if someone had told us that Balsam Lake at the top would be dry by August!
Exploring the Nels Nelson Hill (ski jump) area…
Have to rave about this place in Revelstoke that we went to for lunch AND dinner. Indian-German fusion!! Must try if you’re in the area.
Butter Chicken Spaetzle…
Another very early morning, to drive up to Columbia Icefield, on the northern border of Banff National Park and southern border of Jasper National Park.
Driving in a giant bus up to the icefield!
(look how steep that road is!)
So touristy… standing on Athabasca Glacier!
Hazy day from the fires in the area… =/
Back at camp…
Also very excited for the opening of the new visitor restrooms, which are made from rammed earth Watershed blocks!
One of the houses a few blocks down completely replaced the sod in their front yard. I hope they have a valid reason for it, because new grass generally needs more water to establish.
After working on it all week, we finished this puzzle from Christiane. The twist with this puzzle is that the puzzle image is from the perspective of someone who’s in the cover photo!
Day 6 – staining the inside of the redwood, and taking the forms off the test block!
Not sure what project this was for… but tree moves are always so intriguing!
Day 3 – Patio and bench footing excavated.
Day 2 – Setting string lines as we start to excavate the patio area. Dirt sifting almost complete!
Day 1 – Starting to sift the soil in our backyard, to separate the clayey dirt from the gravel.
View of Hoover Tower from Canfield Court, now that Meyer is gone…
Crushed concrete extravaganza!
I’ve been part of rolling out a construction impacts communications program over the last 6 months, and was pleasantly surprised to find that someone in Littlefield prints out our emails to post in the break room!
A peek through the fence into the Meyer Library demolition site.
Roof tiles being removed for the Roble Gym renovation. It’s been cool watching the guys up there doing their work.
Users of the Spiral app showing curiosity about construction around campus…
Very cool idea to put a “thank you” to the donors, on the steel members of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, that are so visible in the area.
Trial bike circle being installed on campus on one of the main bicycle routes. This is going to be interesting!
Building 520 getting a structural upgrade.
Off goes the roof!
So excited for this building to be complete next month!
Construction photo update from the viewing platform…
Liz showed me a new camera app – look at those colors!!
Not a very good photo, but love em!
Looks like they’re making progress on the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital expansion project…
10 most likely things to be hiding behind the black construction fences:
Since they’ve recently been displaced from their dance studio in Roble Gym due to renovation, this group of Dance students, performed a set of dances using the entire campus as their stage!
This was the most fun I’ve had on campus in a long time. :)
Walking from Bing Concert Hall toward Main Quad…
Harmony House to Gibbons Grove…
School of Engineering Quad (SEQ)…
Cantor Arts Museum…
Progress on the NSH parking garage and base isolators.
Rodin Sculpture Garden in the foreground,
construction of the McMurtry Building
(Art Department) in the background…
Man, trees are cool…
The Blue Cube being taken apart!
The two cranes on the LPCH Phase 2 Expansion Project…
First student tour at Windhover!
Also, I donated blood! Yay!