Friday!

This one is going to be short sweet and to the point.

Friday was the final day of the conference. The morning started off with a presentation about the cost and benefits of greener schools. Next up was a session with the poet Kirya Traber . She recited a few poems and related them to Greenbuild, insisting that the arts be brought into the movement.

Next up was the closing plenary. A variety of speakers were present, the most significant being William Mcdonough. I wasn’t able to stay for the whole closing plenary, because I was having issues with the hotel checkout….

Greenbuild was scheduled to end at 1PM with a picture opportunity with Rick Fedrizzi at the end. The hotel wanted me to check out by 11AM. Since I could not bring my luggage with me to Greenbuild, I was left in a bind. I was forced to leave Greenbuild early to check out of the room. Fortunately, a friend who I had met the previous day told me she was staying in SF until Saturday morning and that I could leave my things in her room. It worked out well because later that day, I decided to meet up with a friend from Connecticut who is attending Berkeley University in California. It was great to see her. We toured the Golden Gate Bridge area and I grabbed a few souvenirs.

After a rough trip back to the hotel, I got to my friend’s room. Shortly thereafter I received a phone call from U.S. Airways stating that my flight from SFO to PHX was delayed due to air congestion. Of course this delay wouldn’t let me catch my connecting flight from PHX to BOS. I spent some time on the phone with the U.S. Airways agent, and eventually got rescheduled to fly out the next morning. I spent the night relaxing and walking around San Francisco enjoying my last night with a new friend. Fortunately, I was able to stay in my friend’s room with her and her advisor. All things considered, it wasn’t that bad of an end to my trip.

Enjoy the pictures!

SLKR

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