on wednesday we went to patrick! we left work in the afternoon and drove to amherst. i needed to pick up some yeast strains that so far refused to grow in boston, and it was easier to get them from patrick than to have them sent form utrecht. now we finally saw amherst in daylight, previous time we came after 7 and went straight to patrick's house (with sylvia!). amherst college is on walking distance from his house and the campus was sooo beautiful. small buildings scattered on hills, a huge sport's field and a great view on mountains further away. the building on the back is where his lab is, so i finally saw that as well. and his office... where we spend over 3 hours discussing a still to be published paper from utrecht. then we had dinner in a nice small restaurant with his lab members and his wife. nice!