Notes from the Day After the #AIDconf2014
Bright and early Monday morning, the erstwhile day 3 of the Annual AID conference, what to my wondering eyes should appear but three AID volunteers suited up and ready to run. They were off to the Bolder Boulder!
Of course, Ramesh’s houses had been abuzz with activity for several hours already, with people leaving for the bus station and airport and others who had stayed in the hostel or with others over the weekend shifting and consolidating in the University Housing complex. Certain pleasures are unique to Student Chapters of AID.
Several other AIDers were among the thousands running and eventually we decided to go where we could watch the race and cheer them on. By then two from our first batch had returned:
In between follow-up planning and bidding farewell to volunteers leaving at various times throughout the day we took in some local culture and nature. We walked along the Creek Path – melted snow flowed down the hills to form the creek. There was also a Creek Festival with various local businesses, rides etc. We also ascended the Bluebell trail and saw Boulder from the hilltop. In the evening volunteers gathered once again and talked till late into the night about so many topics that had come up during the AID Conference. This is the part that everyone wishes could happen more during the conference and the part that everyone hopes to continue through conversations during the rest of the year.