Summer research for 2023 is almost at its end! It has been a great summer and Hailey, Kristy, Donalissa, Juan, Marissa, and Gian have done a tremendous job collecting a ton of amazing data and finding a way through the challenging experiments and moments. We celebrated yesterday by taking the afternoon off to enjoy all that Boston has to offer and our afternoon experience was much like a summer of research. It began with a beautiful group picture in blue skies in sunshine. We enjoyed the Aquarium crowds while waiting for our Duck Boat ride. We enjoyed the sights and sounds of the city while being tourists on a crazy Duck Boat. Then came the storm. Sadly, we could not traverse the Charles River in the Duck Boat for fear of lightening. Dark days akin to challenging experiments. We sought shelter under the awnings of the Aquarium to watch the rain pour down over the Boston Harbor to the sounds of trumpeting seals. It was quite peaceful. Then came the mad dash through the rain to get to our dinner reservation at Koy. We were soaked. But some super good kimchi fried rice saved the day. And so goes the summer. Even the challenges and the rain can be a lot of fun and you end up thinking about the next experiment at the end of the day. What an afternoon. Thanks for a great summer!