I met a lot of people and learned a lot of new things related to my research. I also presented what I've been working on recently, and many people were excited about my results. All in all, I had a great time. Some of the activities that I got a chance to participate in while we weren't in lectures or listening to presentations were kayaking and taking a long walk into town to check out a farmer's market. I also relaxed next to a small pond/lake on campus and watched the clouds roll by. I saw a sun dog twice (a rainbow in the clouds)! Once from the campus, and once from the plane in the sky when I was heading home. On the last day of the conference, we all had a lobster dinner, where we were each served a 1.5 lb lobster. Mmmmmm. Here are some pictures:
Kayaking at Camp Tracy YMCA camp.
Me at the farmer's market in town (Waterville, ME).
The lobster dinner. Yummy!
You can't see it very well, but this is a picture of the sun dog I saw before I landed in Houston.