As you might remember, I've been doing some traveling to Sacramento once a month to work at several ED's there. It was part of my company's Ambassador program to help new programs get started. This was my last month of working with the program.
It's been quite an interesting experience. I get to see a lot of more complex patients than I do in my small town, rural hospital, and the hospital system is so different in terms of available services and admissions. Also, I get to work close to a Trader Joe's and what can beat that?
As much as I like working in the city, I always look forward to leaving traffic, people and everything far behind as I head back north. It's amazing to me how in a few short hours I can have the road to myself. Where I can drive for almost an hour and not see another car on the road. Where I can leave the "concrete jungle" and enter the forest of redwoods that is now part of my home.
I cross this bridge and find peace as I make the last 5 mile drive home...