Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Only Time I Don't Despise CME's

I'm off to my annual anesthesia conference in Vermont - some truly EXCELLENT anesthesia lectures and workshops combined with much-appreciated R&R at a ski resort.  Beats boring online quizzes, that's for sure!

Will check in soon from in front of the cozy fireplace...


The conference is PACKED this year.  It seems the economy has made a lot of the big conferences folks are flocking to these smaller (and, in my opinion, often better) ones.

Besides learning the latest hot anesthesia things and reviewing some useful medicine, there are a few things I look forward to when I come to this one every year:
-my annual bowl of Prince Edward Island mussels with garlic cream, scallions, almonds, and tomatoes and a side of garlic-asiago fries (I almost NEVER eat fries, but for these I'll be a little naughty)
-dutch pancakes stuffed with all kinds of goodies at the inn down the road
-an aromatherapy massage by K. at the spa (20% off for conference folks!)
-a trip to the local chocolatier for their hazelnut pralines

I hope THIS conference will stay afloat for years to come despite the recession.


Anonymous said...

Looks like Stowe -- am I correct? I haven't been there in years, but the awesome thing about Stowe is it's timeless. Great restaurants up there and a lot of them feature yummy dutch pancakes. I used to love 'The Shed' and going to Trapp's for lunch.

-KARMD, Phoenix (long way from VT these days)

T. said...

The Dutch Pancake Cafe at The Grey Fox Inn is the BEST! Their stuffed ones are delectable.

Dragonfly said...

Mmmm Oliebollen.