Old Town, New Shops

Most of today was spent getting ready for my trip back to Utah. I had to unpack and repack the car, and after moving things around I realized just how little I actually had with me. I went to Sprouts to buy quinoa, bulk soup mix, steel cut oats, and 6 grain oatmeal for my breakfast (superior to Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Oatmeal – they really need to step it up). I finally picked up Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, the 4th book in the Eragon series at Barnes & Noble, and to my astonishment Continue reading

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Day 21: Return to San Diego

This morning I spoke with Tom Tomp of the graduate department of Biological Sciences at UCSD. I explained my situation and discussed my proposal with him. I actually surprised myself even, as I spoke animatedly about the field of Tissue Engineering. I proposed that I could build from the research I conducted at RPI and write up a review of current work in the field and liaise these studies with work being done at UCSD. Continue reading

Day 14: Public Transportation

Today’s mission was to explore San Diego county via public transportation and by bicycle!

The current trend in public transportation is to have bike-friendly buses and trains. The buses in Park City and San Diego have a 2-bike rack on the front and the trains have set aside spaces for bikes with restraining straps against the walls. For $14 practically every form of public transportation (regional trains, trolly, buses) in the county is open to unlimited use. The all-inclusive day pass as well as monthly and multi-day passes require the purchase of a $2 compass card. Much like NYC’s metro card you can load money onto it, or purchase multi-day privileges.

Exploring San Diego County via Public Transportation


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