Around noon, I asked who wanted to grab lunch at Wawa and picnic on Penn's campus. Jenna, Lyle, Michelle, and Kevin joined me (half of our REU group). For some, it was their first Wawa experience. Watching them order with ease on the touch screens at the sandwich counters seemed magical. We found a quiet picnic table and had a relaxing lunch.
After lunch, we strolled around Penn's campus, visiting the mini Love statue and our friend Ben Franklin.
Back at the IHouse, I focused on finishing the journal articles my lab group had sent me. In the afternoon, members from our REU group met the five French Masters students who are part of the GIANT/MINATEC exchange program with the Penn Nano/Bio Interface Center. Our groups engaged in conversation and then went grocery shopping together at The Fresh Grocer. Jenna and I shopped together and we are officially set for this week's meals.
For dinner, we went to an inexpensive Mexican/American restaurant Copabanana. Cooking meals this week will be fun but it was nice to dine in the city tonight.