After that train began moving, we were back on the road, switching drivers every few hours to make sure everyone had the chance to catch a few Z's on the long drive. After a rogue train, a few bathroom breaks, and a building shaped like a candle, we made it to Ohio! Dr. Sedlacek began pointing out the geologic history of the topography of the landscape and soon we had reached the hotel!
Today, the BETA team made the trek to Ohio State University for a week of lab work. For the following week the blog will take an altered form because I'll (Jessica) be tossing out third person pronouns and myself, along with Juliana and Riley will be posting daily updates about our adventures here at Ohio State working in a clean lab with Dr. Sedlacek. Semantics, out of the way, day one of the trip was a success!
The day started at 7am, leaving Cedar Falls with spirits high and pre-planned playlists to set the day off right. Our first stop was Galesburg, IL where we ate breakfast at a little vintage cafe.
However, shortly at leaving the cafe we hit a hiccup: a non-moving train that caused us to wait for an eternity (approximately 5 minutes) when Dr. Sedlacek began playing "Desperados Waiting For A Train" by The Highwaymen that further dramatized the goofy situation.
After checking into our rooms, we all met in the lobby to make a game plan for tomorrow where we will do our part in getting the clean lab back up and running so we can use it throughout the rest of the week! Then, Juliana, Riley, and I went to grab some dinner at the Gyro & Kabab House (which was delicious).
Stay tuned for daily updates by us three as we tackle the next chapter of our adventure: cleaning day!
On this page we'll post updates of the BETA Project's progress- stay tuned!