Monday, July 7, 2008

I made it in Denver! (and had a BLAST!!)

As some of you may, or may not know, Shannah, Yen, Mrs. Baker, and I went to Denver from the 4th to the 6th. We presented at the Japanese American National Museum National Conference about our Topaz projects and the process of putting them together.

We stayed at the Hyatt hotel, where the conference took place. It was the fanciest hotel I have ever seen. Shannah and I shared an awesome room, while Yen and Mrs. Baker had their own rooms. We were on floor 6 out of I think 21. It was fun just going around the hotel.

We had a lunch and dinner banquet on the 5th where we actually used the dining skills we learned at La Caille. At the lunch banquet we had a salad, chicken with rice and string beans, and a super delicious chocolate cake that was SO good. George Takae (Hiro Nakamura's dad on HEROS!) spoke at lunch. At the dinner banquet we had a butternut squash soup, salad, sirloin steak with steamed carrots and broccoli, and apple cobbler. I was so full I seriously thought I was going to throw up.

On the 4th we went to a Rockies game (for those of you who don't know, it's a major league baseball game). It was scary because people were drink beer EVERYWHERE! Everyone was drunk; in fact, there was this really drunk guy in the row in front of us, who fell down 3 or 4 rows and spilled his beer all over a little baby. The guy was so drunk he didn't feel anything. The game was so long, we left before they did the fireworks because we couldn't take it anymore.

Our projects were on display, and they looked insignificant compared to the projects done by 7th and 8th graders right next to ours. My project didn't have a title because it was lost in travel, which sucks.

On our return flight, it was delayed almost 2 hours because of thunder storms, so we got home at 10:30pm instead of 8:30pm. The Denver airport is HUGE compared to the S.L.C. airport, so it was too bad waiting 2 hours there.

I can't get any pictures to load, so sorry. Maybe I can email them to you if you want them. Just let me know and we'll try.


Hillari said...

I Want pictures, missy! We lost our title?!?! I loved that title. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. All i'm doing is going to my grandma's to clean her house.(I get a hundred bucks for doing it, though, heh heh). :D

Misty hearts NYC said...

I am so so so so sorry I couldn't come. I didn't know that the trips were sponsored until they were all gone. But I REALLY wanted to go and now I am all sad because I couldn't. I went to California instead where I only saw two people I knew. One left (Tyler is awesome. She would fit in so well with us.) and the other was my moms friend from high school (also Tyler's Mom)so I didn't really fit in with them (considering I came after that).
I really wish I could have gone.

Shannah said...

Keilee, I deffinetly want your pics! Please send them to me! Also did you know that George Takae is Gay.

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