I took the opportunity to get out of Boston and see part of neighboring New Hampshire. Intervarsity offered graduate students from around Boston the opportunity to go on a fall retreat to the Toah Nipi retreat center, near Rindge, New Hampshire from Friday night through Sunday afternoon of the long weekend.
|View from the Beach|
|Campfire on the beach|
It was wonderful to be able to leave behind some of the worries and stresses of graduate school for the weekend. Don't worry though- I am a geologist through and through. As I sat on the beach on Sunday morning, I found myself looking down at the sand around my feet and thinking "I wonder how much garnet I could separate out from this sand in the mineral separation lab...." then proceeded to sort through a handful to find a grain to show to a friend so she could see what I am studying!
|Ever the geologist...."How much garnet is here?!"|