Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Field Trip!

So we went on a field trip around Provo on Monday. We went to Heindselman's again, but only got one good picture...stupid flash camera!

This is the Provo City Library. The building is over a hundred years old; it was originally the building for Brigham Young Academy, which later became BYU. Now the building is the property of the library.

So Provo is a college town. Heather moved to Provo for that very purpose (with graduation looming this August!), so you're going to get to see us at work and around campus!

Heather works for the math department as a research assistant studying Pisano periods and lattice reducing algorithms. Here's the computer she works at.

Heather also works for the Chemical Engineering department as a research assistant translating Fischer-Tropsch related documents from World War II. The Germans were trying to make fuel from hydrogen and carbon dioxide, so she gets to read all the technical papers and boring German patents.

McKay, Heather's husband works computer support on camps and also a research job in the computer science department.

So onto the fun part of the field trip!

This is the Maeser building. It was built on top of a cemetary, but Heather promises me they moved all the bodies out before the construction. I'm in the flower bed, if you can see me! I don't think the flower bed was haunted...

This is the pendulum in the Eyring Science center. It has a strange history of being stolen.

All college campuses have modern art. Here's the Tree of Wisdom sculpture.

And no college campus is legitimate without the mascot!

Here's the Carillon. It rings on every hour between 8am and 9pm, and dings every half hour in between.

And of course, no university can be without the token, barley dressed, American Indian statue! This is Chief Massasoit of Wampanoags Tribe of Massachusetts. See me in his hand?

We finished up our field trip at the BYU Creamery. Mmm... Cherry Limeade sherbert!

It was a party!

Gnorm has been sent off and is on his way to his next destination! I had so much fun with him, and I'm sure he'll enjoy his next adventures! -Heather


Jodi said...

Looks like Gnorm had a great time! The library is just beautiful. Great picture of Gnorm with the Carillon.

Nichole said...

Great post & great pics!!!

Gnuman... are you out there??? Gnuman???

Stephanie said...

Gnorm sure is having a great time everywhere he's been out to!!! And I was going to ask the same thing...where's Gnuman?? Anyone seen him???

Lia said...

Wow - you really showed Gnorm a good time! Great pictures, and great post!

Gnuman ... Gnuman ... Gnuman ... (read in your best monotone-teacher voice)

Nichole said...

Gnuman seems to have gotten "lost" since Debbi sent him on his way from Nashua, NH... ???



Knittymuggins said...

Great pics! Looks like you all had a fantastic visit :) I especially liked the Tree of Wisdom sculpture - very cool! Thanks for sharing....

RandomRanter said...

Wow - looks like a great time!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Looks like he had a ball!