So today I had my in-service exam back in San Antonio. I made the two hour drive last night with one of the other residents, and woke up this morning to take a grueling 200-question test covering all topics in Pediatrics. That's right, after 20 years of formal education and graduating from med school in May, the tests STILL aren't over. I have my final board exam (Step 3 of the USMLE) this year, which is two days long. That'll be fun. :)
But I digress. My random day. So after our exam was over, we got in the car to head back up to Killeen. For those of you who aren't familiar with Texas, Killeen is in the middle of nowhere. The drive from San Antonio is pretty boring - lots of farmland, cows munching on grass, and pick-up trucks swerving into your lane when you're trying to drive the speed limit. But about an hour into our drive, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye that made ME almost swerve. It was a zebra!! No kidding, right off this little highway in podunk Texas, there was a real-life zebra just hanging out. I asked the resident, Eshita, if she saw it. She said no, so I said, "Well we have to go back! You have to see this!" So we made a U-turn on the highway and went back to where I saw the zebra so Eshita wouldn't think I was crazy. It was this place called "The Exotic Resort" and apparently they have over 500 animals there. I'm not sure where all the animals are, though, because I pretty much just saw the zebra and some ponies. But anyway, as you can see from the picture, the zebra was very friendly. He walked right up to me. It was really funny.
Only in Texas!