PGCon – Touristy things

This morning I met the tourists at the residence lobby. While there I returned the internet access device that U of O had loaned me. At first, they could not find my ID that I’d left as security. They called me 30 minutes later to say they’d found it.

We walked over to the canal and up to Confederation Square. Along the way I gave short talks on the Rideau Canal, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Lord Elgin Hotel, Parliament Buildings.

At Confederation Square we circled the National War Memorial and crossed over Wellington to over look the Rideau Canal. Here we split into three groups. One headed to each of Parliament, War Museum, and Museum of Civilization. I joined the latter group. We walked between the Chateau and the canal, through Major’s Hill Park and across the Interprovincal Bridge, turning left and heading to the Museum.

We were back in the residence lobby by just after noon. Stephen drove Emilee, David, and Robert to the airport. While there, I dealt with some speakers who were staying overnight Saturday. The reservations weren’t quite right. Complicating the matter were a few people who did not check out before becoming tourists. They are flying out late today, but didn’t check out.

It is now 3:07 pm and I’m sitting in Starbucks.

I’ll be heading home to pickup that Lenovo power adaptor. It belongs to David Maxwell. I’m meeting him at U of O at 4pm while I’m packing up the car with all the conference gear.

Sunday will be my first day of recreation in over three weeks. I’ll be riding my bike downtown to watch some of the marathon. This should be great.

Things left to do:

  • Decide where to store the registration computer, etc for the next year. Willie has again offered his place.
  • pack the car
  • return my access card and key for the storage room
  • Take the BSDCan auction process to the Mission.

Now it’s 3:18 pm and time for me to head home before attacking the gear in storage at U of O.

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