Last week, I drove up to San Francisco to drop off the Living Orthopaedic Tree at the Moscone West Convention Center. I spent the rest of Monday visiting Golden Gate Park and some of the surrounding neighborhoods.
The AAOS was a busy place. Tuesday was spent in the Practice Management Course, while the rest of the week was filled with meetings, lectures, and exhibition activities. I was surprised to get the recognition for the bonsai, and I called Joe Bowen (PGY-4 resident) to tell him that it was because he was the one who urged me to submit the piece in the first place. Also, I got to meet some amazing artists at the show.
I was able to fit in some outdoor activities. On Friday morning, I visited Muir Woods. Then on Saturday, I drove up to Point Reyes National Seashore. I hiked Tomales Point trail and saw some Tule Elk. I also visited several remote beaches, the lighthouse, and hiked the Chimney Rock Trail, which wound its way at cliff’s edge. The view was spectacular. On Sunday, I took the scenic route back to San Francisco with a detour to the Marin Headlands.