Best of all, the weather and the temperature were consistently favorable. It was a bit beyond me why the hotel and shops persisted in air conditioning when the natural temperature was perfect, but I did sometimes flee the cold interiors for a bask in the outdoor sunshine.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Few of the areas I've visited over my short career as a conference-goer offer the high level of order and convenience found in Sundance Square and the Renaissance Worthington in particular. With the exception of a Japanese-style convenience store or grocery, it seemed like anything one could wish for was within walking distance. I was struck by the subtle strangeness of yet another state in the Union; a strangeness which found expression in the well-laid streets and architecture as well as in the occasional 'Western' element-- such as one small museum, nestled among the restaurants and shops, showcasing the paintings of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.