Saturday, October 22, 2011

A City So Nice They Named It Twice

"Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity." ~ Jean Houston

We drove to Walla Walla, WA and  stopped at Pioneer Park Aviary to say hello to the birds.  We inadvertently drove through the Whitman College campus.  The campus is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Any student would be lucky to attend school there just for the walk through the gorgeous grounds in between classes. 

We drove right past this open window and headed to the bird park but I couldn't leave Walla Walla without backtracking to snap a photo of it. I noticed after I got home that the vines have actually overgrown the parts of the windows that don't open. 

I'm not sure how many times we have been to Walla Walla but every time we go, I see something different. We parked downtown and walked up one side of the street and down the other. There are wine tasting places all along main street along with bistros and sidewalk cafes. I thought it was interesting that people were actually sitting outside eating lunch as the weather is turning colder. It was a beautiful fall day.  Here are a few of my other favorite photos from the trip. Hope you enjoy.



  1. When I was a child I spent ever summer in Walla Walla. It was a magical place with swimming pools and huge thunder and lightening storms. My grandfather would make us breakfast outside every day and he had a huge rose garden. Every street on the block had the most beautiful houses and the grass was greener than any place I had ever been. Thank you for the pictures. They are beautiful, especially the window as I'm fascinated with all things windows and doors.

  2. @ Janie ~ you wanna something funny? One of the few things I remember about you is that you once told me you were from Spokane. It's funny how out of the gazillion things you learn about your friends, a few things stand out. So happy you found your way back to the Evergreen State!

  3. Now I'm even more anxious to return to Walla Walla!!! I lived there when I was 7-8 years old. I have the address to one of the houses we lived in and I plan to return (hopefully next year) and take pictures of that house, as well as try to find the other home we lived in. I remember eating licorice flavored ice cream; visiting the Whitman Museum (I think it was called); being knocked unconscious in the only car wreck I've ever been in (the guy who hit us was rushing to the vet because his cat was in labor); and dashing away from Green Park Elementary to quickly climb up a tree in the park to escape from a boy who said he was going to kiss me after school! :-)

  4. @ Sugarholic ~ isn't it just a riot to remember so many things from so long ago??? Walla Walla is just so interesting!

  5. I am such a fan of vine-covered houses - even though I know it can't be good for the structure itself. I love that window!


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