Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Days 3 & 4 - Conference for Emily...

Well, it's now Wednesday morning, and what a week it's been! I don't have much in the way of photos, since Monday and Tuesday were completely consumed by the conference for me. So far it's been great. My talk went well, and most of the other talks I've attended have been really interesting. Last night a few of our Madison friends came over to our hotel room to relax and drink some wine, as we're the only ones here who have a room larger than a shoebox (which is all thanks to Jon!). It was quite pleasant and nice to sit around and chat on the other side of the world. Today was designed as a rest day by the conference organizers, so we're taking advantage of it! The rest of them are going on an expensive pre-organized day trip, but Jon and I are going to have breakfast in the city, mostly to experience first-hand Australian bacon, which is supposed to be very different from our bacon, and then we're taking a train to the Melbourne Zoo, and then finishing the day at the Royal Botanic Gardens, which are supposed to be lovely despite it being winter. Then the conference resumes for me tomorrow. Jon has been busily working on files for his clients but has gotten out to explore the city over the past couple of days too. Here are a few photos of the conference center and the Melbourne skyline by day and night... some are a bit blurry because taken with my phone's camera. Nicer ones will come today after our travels!

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