One of the things I quite like about my job as a lowly grad student is the free travel. I'm sure I'd feel differently if I had kids, or complicated business forecasts to present, or didn't like to fly. But fortunately for me, none of those are the case.
This weekend I was lucky enough to go to St. Louis for the Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference (I know, dork city). It was a great meeting and great sightseeing!
I'd never seen the arch. So of course we visited and rode up to the top.
Um, wasn't crazy about this rickety space-pod.
We were in a cloud. Literally.
Only regret: couldn't enjoy it with my family or friends.