Monday, June 8, 2009

Looking towards Moscow

Many of us are getting ready to head to Moscow later this week and I've been reading up a bit on what else is there besides thousands of salsify flowers, hundreds of evolutionary biologists, dozens of book dealers, and beer. I've discovered that the Appaloosa Museum is there - I may try to sneak in a visit, if possible (any other horsey-types want to come?) What is everyone else looking forward to - scientific and otherwise?

10 comments:

Karen Cranston said...

I'm in for the Appy museum. And the beer.

Rose L. Carlson said...

Ironically, my first comment on a dechron blog post is not about evolution, comparative methods, etc., but is instead about the Appaloosa Museum: I'm so down for that!

Matt Brandley said...

Appaloosas have been my favorite horse ever since I read about them on my SRA reading cards in 4th grade. Let me know when you are going.

Dan Warren said...

Did someone mention beer?

William Godsoe said...

As a local grad student I'm looking forward to showing off our little town. That said, I am also looking forward to 1,000 of my colleagues mispronouncing the name of our venue (Mos-coh, not Mos-kow)

p.s. last time I checked microbrew at the alehouse on 6th street is ~ $2 a pint during happy hour.

Glor said...

I'm up for a trip to the museum - if I ever make it to Moscow! I've had no luck finding a carpool on the night of the 12th and the car rental offices close at midnight (the same time my plane arrives).

Luke J. Harmon said...

To me, the best thing about Moscow in the summertime is our farmers market on Saturday morning. It's right downtown in friendship square. This time of year, the produce isn't great, but there is live music, good food, and great atmosphere. Also you can buy things made out of spoons.

It's also necessary to go to lunch or dinner at Patty's. I recommend the vegetarian tamales.

Keim said...

Hello:

Darrell Keim, confrence organizer here. Three things:
1. Little known fact-the Appaloosa horse is named after the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho. Thus, why we have the museum.
2. Farmers Market on Saturday from 8-noon is well worth a look.
3. This weekend is also the kickoff of Moscows ArtWalk. A great event. We'll have info about the event for you in your kickoff packets. We get an amazing quality and quantity of art at this event. The kickoff is Friday night, but the art will be up for the duration of the conference.
4. Downtown is a ten minute walk from campus. Well worth checking out.
5. Don't even get me started on the great outdoor attractions nearby...

Keim said...

Alright, I can't count. It has been a long day.

Weisrock said...

I can't believe Luke didn't mention his favorite restaurant: Nectar. Get the lamb chops.