Oh well, I know I arrived two days ago, but I guess I am running late on my blog :-) But let me tell you about my trip from Calgary to Banff... First of all, the plane was quite nice. A lot better than the one we had to cross the Atlantic. This one was more spacious and we had individual TVs and nice movies (and lots of them). The flight was almost 5 hours long, so I managed to watch two movies and the beginning of a third one. The first movie was Canadian, about a guy and his father who creates furniture. The family business is not good when a friend of the father comes back in town and wants to help. But the father doesn't really like him 'cause they slept with the same girl about 20 years ago, the night the son was conceived, muahahah ..
The second movie was "namesake", the history of an Indian women and how she leaves her country for the US to marry some Indian guy, her children, and the 25 first years of the life of her son ... Quite interesting movie.
I arrived in Calgary a little late, around 5pm. I got my suitcase back and then went to the rental car desk. I was signing the papers when someone arrived behind me and surprised me ! It was Mr Blob, he was here to rent a car too, with the same company (Mr Blob was the chair of the conference). As he had 6 people to carry to Banff and I had nobody, I told him I could take some of his folks. What a surprise when I discovered I knew most of those people, and the funny thing is that we all arrived from different places: Germany, Spain, Montral, Seattle and Victoria ! lol . So I took two of my friends in the car and we did the trip together.
On our way, we stopped to Canmore, because Mr Blob wanted to show us some houses he designed and constructed there ... Then we went to the conf center, registered, got our room and went to the welcome party. After that, we had a swimming pool party, really nice !
Yesterday was the first day of conference. It finished early so that we could go for a hike. We saw squirrels and wonderful landscapes. I took many pictures, but they are still in the camera. After this, we went to the conference dinner, and the food was simply awesome ! I am not sure I had anything that good ever before. Then we tried to organize a werewolves games, but it did not materialize. We went for a walk and a beer instead and then to bed.
This morning, I stayed until noon in bed, quite lazy I know. But as I have my talk tomorrow morning, it was my only possibility to get some rest. I am leaving tomorrow evening, I'll try to post some pictures before.