“home” in New Orleans

This weekend is exactly what I needed. I felt like I walked around with a smile from ear to ear for the past two days.

I am in New Orleans for the annual ACP Conference of Internal Medicine. I’m not sure how many physicians are here, but there are lots. During the day there are probably at least a hundred different lectures to choose from and in between lectures and in the evening there is time to spend relaxing with colleagues.

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There are a lot of people from MN here, mainly people I know from residency. After spending 3 years there, it feels like I am “home” this weekend.

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It is also navy week in New Orleans so over lunch on Thursday we toured the USS WASP. I got to hold a gun.

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Thursday night we went to Emeril’s (the famous chefs’ first restaurant). We had an amazing time- and they were able to make me a very tasty vegan meal (my dietary choices have provided my colleagues with a lot of material for teasing me).

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And speaking of dietary choices (vegan), I’ve been getting my share of red beans and rice.

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It’s been a great time, but also excited to see my husband tonight. Four nights away might be my max.
-erica