The conference is going really well. So far, there has been PLENTY for me to do and learn.
Tomorrow, the IT Crowd will be out at the Meridian Center.
I am so proud of myself! Armed with my phone and a complete lack of direction, I was able to go to the Boise Aquarium, the Boise on The Square Mall, and go Downtown for a meal in the Basque District.
The aquarium was crawling with kids. Most of them were just adorable. Being the mom/teacher type, there were a few that I had to set straight. "Please don't poke the Iguana." "Could you put those snails back in their tank?"
There were a few that I had some great conversations with on "What exactly DOES a stingray feel like?" A young lady and I decided it was a mix of rubber and soft silky fur. Whatever it was like, it was way cool.
I went in the bird cage and fed some. I can't remember the type, but the lady said they were basically Australian Pigeons. She said that they are considered pests there. They were pretty though. I have some pics on my phone that I'll upload when I get home.
Walked around the Mall, and didn't buy a dang thing. Must be sick.
Got downtown where the most difficult thing was finding a parking garage that wasn't full. I did find one though, right by the off ramp, so it was easy to find on my way back.
With my trusty phone by my side, I ventured to the Basque District and had a very nice Kobe Beef sandwich. I tried a watermelon beer (a small one, I was driving) and it was so refreshing.
That was a lot of walking. Back at the hotel now, listening to a three piece combo playing jazz/blues/easy listening. One female and one male singer. I was at the patio bar, but it got horribly windy so I moved to my balcony at the room.
Now to just settle in and relax.