Retreat Sep 16-18 2005
Resort, Sandestin FL
After suffering through the agony of moving the lab, we had
a two-day lab retreat at Sandestin, Florida. We rented a three-bedroom condominium for two
nights. The first night we had an
international pot luck, which included delicacies from India,
and the U.S.
1. Guru and Vikash warming
up home-made Indian dishes
2. Jihun and Hyesook
preparing noodles and sushi rolls
3. Vikash can't wait until
4. Jihun is somewhat shy
5. Hyesook and Jihun
(still somewhat shy)
6. Guru, Hyesook and Jihun
set the table
7. A gourmet dinner!
8. Guru having trouble
with his "Mississippi Mud"
9. Guru, Jihun, Sachiko,
Hyesook and Vikash enjoying a wonderful meal!
The next day we explored the Sandestin Resort area and also
ventured into Destin for dinner.
10. The view from our back
porch the next morning
11. Making full use of the
door-to-door free tram service at Sandestin
12. Hanging out at the
fish-cleaning table at the Marina
13. *Panorama* of the Marina
14. Sachiko in a treehouse
near the Marina
15. Sachiko discovers a
Margarita near the Marina
16. I bought everyone a
really cheap hotdog for lunch...
17. Sachiko left her
shopping bag at the hotdog stand, and Hyesook helped her retrieve it.
18. Guru found a great
restaurant that had a 2-for-1 special between 5:00 and 6:00pm
19. After dinner we went on
the Horseshoe Bayou water taxi boat ride.
Jihun, Sachiko and Guru are looking for fish.
20. Sachiko buys some
official food (which no fish appeared to be interested in).
21. The water taxi
22. Everyone is on-board
23. Captain Guru
24. Mike and Sachiko (in a
rare picture together)
25. Fireworks started
around 9:30 while we were on the boat
The last day came much too soon and we went to the beach one
last time before leaving.
26. Our last morning
Sachiko made me get up early and go to the beach
27. *Panorama* of the Sandestin
beach (where Vikash went swimming with all his clothes on).
28. Tiny birds running
29. Pelicans - with the
wingtips of one of them actually touching the water while gliding
30. A green flag means its
safe to go in the water (but don't, because sharks live there)
31. The end of the retreat
- Sachiko cleaning the sand off her feet.
(c) 2005 Dr. Michael Blaber