On the third day of our time at the conference, we decided to take the morning to explore the city a little bit more. We had passes to go to the natural history museum and the science museum (I know, nerdy right?) but the natural history museum was wonderful. Sadly, I cannot say the same for the science museum because it seems like we went at the same time as an elementary school. We did seem to make it through, but it was a little chaotic. We arrived to the museums a little early which allowed us some time to explore balboa park, which is where many museums are located. This was near the San Diego zoo as well. During our time exploring, we saw some amazing architecture and gardens. We also chose to eat at a café near a sculpture garden. It was soooo good! I'll show some pictures below.
In the afternoon, Julie was scheduled to do her presentation of her poster so we went to the conference center and got that set up. Then I went off on my own for a while. This was the last day of the conference, so it was not quite as busy but there were still a lot of posters! I was able to look at quite a few on a topic that I studied this summer which was great because I had a little bit of background. Then when 5pm came around, we hopped on the shuttle and went back to our hotel with the dreaded task of packing up our suitcases. I am terrible at stuffing mine full before I leave and do not think about what I will do when I get things to bring back with me. I will have to keep that in mind when I go to London! Sadly, I had to leave the zoo souvenir cup at the hotel because there was no room in my luggage.
We woke up bright and early on Thursday and headed home.
Here are some more pictures from that day:
A valley near the museums.
Natural History Museum
Last Day in Paradise
Goodbye San Diego!
Have a great day!