My first day was a long one. I arrived at the airport, took BART into the city and checked into our beautiful hotel, the Marriott Marquis, where, conveniently, the conference was too. Grabbed a quick lunch from a nearby mall food court with some friends and headed back to listen to some speakers. We took a much needed break before dinner to enjoy the view from the hotel's top floor view bar. It also happened to be happy hour...
Dinner was put on by the conference and then we took it easy that night because we had posters to present the next day. A few drinks and some catchphrase and we called it a night.
Woke up bright and early the next day for bfast, more speakers, and preppin' for the poster session. The poster sessions went well and it was nice to see all the research done by other interns as well as present mine.
The conference ended and we headed back up to the bar before taking the trolley down to Fisherman's Wharf to have dinners at Scoma's. Scoma's was sososo good! I highly recommend their clam chowder and lobster ravioli if you're in the area. Next stop, Ghirardelli Square for some good ole ice cream. Sadly, my phone died and I have a limited amount of pictures because I didn't have my camera on me.
I'm so glad we decided to stay an extra day after the conference had ended so we could explore more of the city. A little shopping and quick bite downtown before arriving at the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium. Being the science nerds that we are, we LOVED it!
Oh, and SF, see you again in a few days when I'm back there with Shaun and his fam for a epic Dodger's vs. Giant's game!