Saturday, October 1, 2011


Almost as soon as Alex got back from the Pyrenees, I was off to Orlando for the family medicine chief resident conference, which is held in conjunction with the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly.

My co-chief Shauna and I got to meet with more than 200 other chiefs—which was great—as well as attend many of the sessions at the continuing education conference. But the highlight of the trip was an evening that the AAFP rented out the Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios...which includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Shauna, who is not a huge Harry Potter fan, was a really good sport about the whole thing.

We started off with a great dinner in the park:

Heading into the exhibits:

They had these lights up on many of the big walls in the park. It was a good night to be a family doctor!

Here I am with my butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks. It's like really, really sweet cream soda with a marshmallowy head on it. Brynna is going to LOVE it when we eventually bring her.

In Weasley's Wizard Wheezes wiht an extendable ear:

Though there are no photos, I swear I spent most of my time in windowless rooms discussing leadership and brushing up on a variety of medical topics. And I ran a 5K race at 6:30 in the morning, cause it was too darn hot to have a race at any other time of day.

But the day we left, I decided it was finally time to sit out and have a drink by the pool. The hotel even had a Lazy River to float inner tubes on!

Good times. But I bet it'll be even better the next time I go to Orlando, cause I hope it'll be with Alex and B!

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