Saturday, March 6, 2010

My first academic vacation...oops, I mean CONFERENCE

As part of my residency program second, third, and fourth year residents have the opportunity to go to an academic conference with a particular spending allowance. Because of how my rotations fell in the year, I chose to take my conference time in January, and I managed to convince four other second year OB/GYN residents to join me. We went to the semi-annual GOG (gyncologic oncology group) conference in San Diego. The conference was okay... but the trip to San Diego was fantastic! Even though I have not included any pictures of the conference (those would be boring), we did attend it.

Sara and Marquia at the San Diego Airport

Marquia, Erin Kate, and Sara going out to lunch

The 'Shamu Family' performing at Sea World

Virginia holding a starfish

Sara and Virginia in front of the stork exhibit/sign.
(OB/GYNs... stork... get it?)

A beautiful flamingo

Virginia and a snowy ibis

Dinner in Old Town San Diego
(L->R Tom, Jen, Sara, Erin Kate, Virginia, Marquia)

Handmade tortillas... mmmm

Erin Kate, Sara, and Virginia on the beach on Coronado Island

Virginia and Marquia in front of the Hotel Del Coronado

Sara and Virginia at the Hotel Del Coronado

Beautiful sunset over the Pacific

Virginia and the sunset

The view from our hotel

Dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter

My brother Stephen joined me for a while. He lives in LA currently.


Paul and Holly Domm said...

I love that you were able to have such a fun trip to San Diego while going to a conference for work-lucky you! We are definately due for a visit and would love to see you guy!

Virginia bed and breakfast said...

San Diego is one of the finest cities in USA. I visited there with my family. Personally I liked Point Loma, Coronado Island and Balboa Park. There are lots of other famous places and it’s good for vacation tour.