Double header: road trip and OUWB admitted student updates

Today’s [awesome] inane images of the day:

Isn’t the Grand Canyon lovely?

This has to be the best photo of Mike and I…almost ever.

The rain was kind of scary when it passed over us.

The view at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Trip Update
We have had quite an adventure these past two days — after Flagstaff, we decided to visit the Hoover Dam, then take a ride down the Las Vegas Boulevard (also known as “The Strip”). Unfortunately, we got caught in the I-15 traffic between Vegas and L.A. and ended up sitting in traffic for over 2 hours! No fun.

This morning we went to a cute place for brunch called the Escena Lounge and Grill — we shared a tasty breakfast burrito and double cinnamon french toast. There was also an awesome deal on the Yelp iPhone app where if you write a review, you can get a free glass of the house wine. Turns out that their wine is really strong.

Afterwards, we went to the Desert Hills Outlets then the tram up the mountain. There was a good evening-hours deal that included the tram ride up and a very large dinner alongside a beautiful view.

Right now we are enjoying a pleasant stay at the Colony Palms Hotel.

OUWB Admitted Student Update
I was extremely excited to receive this update since it was packed with great updates including:

  • Big sib/little sib program: apparently OUWB set up a program where we can be paired up with a current Beaumont resident to get all of our burning questions answered. I am super excited especially since there were a bunch of questions about preferences for the type of resident I wished to be paired up with.
  • Anatomy primer: unlike many of my peers, I never took a formal Anatomy course, so Dr. Bee’s awesome primer will most definitely come in handy! I’m kind of excited to cram in some studying before we start orientation.
  • Improv comedy night: they set up an improv comedy night for us to enjoy on the first evening of orientation.
  • Online orientation: apparently we need to be oriented online too…
This update was by far the most interesting one.
I really cannot believe that I’m starting my medical journey in just under a week from this moment. It really feels rather surreal and fantasy-esque. I really hope I’m prepared to take on a new level of retaining information!
Until next time… adios!