Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rexburg's New Look

A weekend or so ago, we went to Rexburg, Idaho for a family baby blessing, and I couldn't believe how much it has changed since the last time I was in town (about 11 years ago!). I've only driven past on the highway, but haven't been up to campus since leaving Ricks College in 1997. We had to go take a look at the new temple and all of the changes to now BYU-Idaho. I couldn't believe it!
For all you Ricks girls, I just have to say- it hardly looks like the same place! There were many familiar sights that brought back memories (hogi-yogi and Maverick. . .frozen yogurt,anyone?). but so much of it has changed. The temple is so beautiful, and stands near campus near the old blue water tower. I remember when I used to run up there- nothing but empty fields! Now there are apartment buildings, ball fields, and houses all over the hill. So many new buildings on campus too! (We were able to spy on LOTS of starry-eyed coeds whispering sweet nothings into each other's ears all over the temple grounds. I'm sure the temple has definitely upped the romance capacity of all of those ready-to-find-the-right-gal returned missionaries!)
Had to include a picture of the old stompin' grounds! Some places never change! When we drove into Baronessa to show the girls where I used to live, Courtney was laughing that they would wonder who this old guy in a mini-van was stalking the apartment building full of girls.
Apartment C-6! My how time flies!


Darcie said...

Wow! I bet Ricks has changed a lot. It kind of makes me sad. So, good old Baronessa C6 is still alive and well. It looks like they've painted the stairwell. I sure hope they've upgraded the kitchen from carpet to at least linoleum! I need to get up to Rexburg to check things out soon.

dippyrooroo said...

Oh the memories! I wish I could say that my bedroom stays cleaner longer than it did in those days, but...