The bank thermometer may have read 103 at 1 this afternoon, but my sister took my mom and I to a few 'must see' areas in Emporia. We began at Emporia State University where she teaches, a university which has as its undergraduate specialty, education.
The main entrance to the campus is filled with lush, crispy, flowers which show no sign of the heat and dry weather.
Click continue for more ESU photos. Believe me, they're worth a look.
There is a lake in the middle of campus which is crossed by a beautiful old bridge.
Dorms in the background of the bridge.
This setting is so spectacular I just kept snapping.
Corky, the school's mascot stands in front of the Administration building surrounded by more fresh looking flowers.
At the edge of campus stands the National Teachers Hall of Fame which is in a building, surrounded by other buildings, once owned and operated by a cultish religious group called "The Way." As far as anyone knows, this group disbanded, or moved on, and its property purchased by ESU and other entities.