July 27th: Can’t remember. We did work of some sort, but I think it was a relatively slow day.
July 28th: I went to Val’s for the last time to return my bike and to volunteer a bit. Learning from her has been such a pleasant experience; during this last visit, I learned to change a bike tire. I’m considering getting a bike on campus (especially now since there’s a new bike lane. Riding a bike in the winter is a frigid experience, though). Aidan helped me get a couple of cool pictures from the back of the warehouse.
July 29th: Stephan, Teandre, Aidan, Victoria, Kira, and I went to Adventureland. The buildings along the street were adorable. I expected to return by 6:00, but we were there ’till the last minute. It was wonderful— the closing hour was by far, the most entertaining. We were able to ride a roller-coaster repeatedly (the rickety wooden one that wobbled a bit). I also witnessed Stephan freak out from a tiny spray of water on an underground ride. I had a bit of motion-sickness and a headache at the end of the day, but a good kind. Although Adventureland wasn’t a great amusement park, I thoroughly enjoyed my day. I would also like to thank Angelica for her patience in transporting us and waiting for several of the interns (including me) to get our junk food fix at the end of the day.
July 30th: We worked on the paper and spent two hours practicing our pitch for the symposium. There’s so little left to do. The summer is wrapping up, and I need to pack. At this point, I have a certain fondness for Ames (mostly because the weather isn’t so humid). One of my favorite sounds of the summer is hearing a random neigh from the horse barn at night. I do enjoy the mulberry trees around here, too.
It’s almost time to write a post summarizing my experience (things I learned, etc).