Anyhow, here are some non-science-oriented highlights from my trip:
1. It snowed the first night! The next morning I was greeted with a white and sparkly walk to the conference, conveniently located a block away from the hotel I was staying at.
2. While visiting Temple Square, I was tagged as a Japanese tourist by two Mormon sisters, who were from Mongolia and Japan. The below photo is the Assembly Hall...with an almost eerie-self-righteous halo around it... Oh, and to the right is the hotel I stayed at. It's holy too. j/k.
Ok, that photo isn't that eerie. The eerie one is the one below. I swear that church has an evil grin on its face, not to mention two beady, glowing eyes!
3. One lunch break I went to the Beehive Tea Room and Wedding Library to dine on tea sandwiches for the first time. I love how white sandwich bread becomes gourmet when you trim the crust off with scalloped scissors.
4. I checked out the University of Utah, because it's become a tradition for me to visit the local university whenever I'm vacationing.
5. During my stroll from U of U back to downtown, I came across a stellar dessert stop. I did not go in surprisingly enough. I did pause long enough to snap a couple photos of the place:
So yeah, go eat, drink, and listen to this. Don't end up in Utah tomorrow!