Friday, November 30, 2012

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"Beautiful sunrise this morning. "

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"Spectacular Fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella. "

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Apparently Nov 14th is strike day in Spain. Kiron and I woke up this morning and did some sightseeing. We saw the gorgeous Plaza Espana and walked through some beautiful gardens. Afterwards, we headed back to our hostel and gathered our stuff to head to the train station. As we were leaving the city, we saw lots of people gathering with signs and fair amount of police presence.

( So I just learned later this evening that huelga means to strike. When I saw the General Huelga signs and flags, I thought it was a parade for general Huelga.  Wrong.  CNN called it the Mega Strike.)

It looked like a protest for something related to the banks.We couldn't understand any more than that.  We were worried about being late for our train. We made the last train by a matter of seconds and wanted to avoid that. Turns out that was the least of our concerns. There was a strike today and no trains or buses. A strike in Spain and Portugal. So we did some brain storming an went to rent a car. We got a rental only problem was when we went to sign for it, it was manual. Ahhhhh! We couldn't drive it.  Perhaps I need to learn again. Thankfully the next rental place had an automatic. Only one left was an Audi A4 station wagon.  We took it and headed for Granada. We had to get here because we fly out of there to Barcelona tomorrow. 

We had a pleasant drive across the Spanish countryside. Managed to get lost trying to find our hotel. We were promised a map of Spain in our car that of course wasn't there. So, we arrived in the Grenada area about 3:30excited to have enough time to sightsee. Well, that didn't work out. The Alhambra was closed because of the strike. We stopped at a hotel for a map about 5 pm and after more driving around finally parked about 6 pm and I sent kiron off on foot to find our Casa Bombo that us somewhere close just not via car. We were worried our car was gonna block the road to buses coming by and would need to be moved. We are in the area that is a UNESCO world heritage site and has limited access.

Thankfully, after 30 min Kiron just returned and we have a place to sleep. We had to trek in to the hostel without our bags. It is worth it all as the views of the Alhambra are gorgeous. It was worth all the hassle. This is the view from our bedroom window. 

Now going to find some dinner and will leave bread crumbs to find our way back.  The adventure continues.   


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Saw this guy just hanging out on my fence.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Homemade chicken pot pie. First time using the oven in my new house. Only took four months.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

South of the James Farmer's Market on a cool Fall morning.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

End of a long journey

Today, I am proud to announce that I am finally done with Pediatrics Residency. This journey started a long time ago.
Orientation for SGU in NYC
 While in NYC for my orientation I was helping Liz do some shopping.

Move to Grenada, West Indies for MPH - August 2003
 School sponsored Field Trip around the Island with intro to Grenadian Rum
 Bathway Beach on the School Field Trip

Graduate from MPH - June 2004

Moved up the hill for med school - August 2004
 White Coat Ceremony

Hurricane Ivan hits and we all evacuate/relocate (cadavers included) to Long Island, NY - Sept 2004

Live with 4 girls in one hotel room for 70+ days in Long Island during our First semester of  medical school
Enjoying living back in the US
Move back to Grenada for med school classes - January 2005

Hoped your belongings were still there or that you could find them.
Move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for more med school- January 2006

Lived in a hotel in Delaware for 6 weeks studying for Step 1.

Move to Brooklyn, NY for clinicals - August 2006

One month in England for a month at Stoke Mandeville

Graduation at Lincoln Center - May 2008

Picking up my MD diploma

Start Residency in Richmond, VA - July 1st, 2008
 Survive Intern year

One month in Zanzibar Tanzania- May 2011

Graduate from Peds Residency- June 18, 2011

Complete Residency - June 30, 2011

 Me and Dr. K on my last day of clinic.

I am now so excited to join a practice in Richmond. I really feel so fortunate to have had a great experience and to have learned more than I could ever imagine.
Thanks to all my family and friends for enduring this long process. I could never have done it without you guys.