The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences
Theme for 2007: Statistics for Numerical Models
Workshop I. Geophysical Models at NCAR:
A Scoping and
13-14 November 2006; Boulder, CO
Things to do in Boulder
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'll just point you to the CU
a Visit site, the Boulder
Daily Camera site for daily events, and the
Boulder Internet Guide.
I'm sure they have more energy to devote to this than I do.
Basically, just bring your toys. This is a fun place. Tea
houses to fly-fishing demos to rock climbing and all manner of fun
things in-between; If you bored, see a doctor. Something's wrong
with you. You can rent bicycles, rollerblades, etc. on or near the
Pearl Street Mall (if you want to get to the Drs, natch).
I would not sleep well if I did not mention that Boulder has a
terrific collection of diverse restaurants and brewpubs for such a
small city. Ethiopian, Indian, Nepalese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese,
Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian ... the list goes on, with lots of
duplicates. (We're not talking "formula restaruants" or chains.) I
know of only two, maybe 3 McDonalds, but I know of at least 5
brewpubs -- that's a good sign in my book.
Getting around in Boulder
The Boulder public transportation system (GO Boulder)
works extremely well and is one of the more useful public
transportation systems in the U.S. (in my opinion). The Golden
Buff is a block north of the Boulder Creek Path; a paved path that
meanders right through the heart of Downtown Boulder and up
Boulder Canyon. It is heavily used by all kinds of bikers,
bladers, joggers, and, occasionally, ... bears.
written by Tim Hoar, 28 Jan 2005