Chris and I are going to San Francisco next week. He has a conference to attend, and I am just tagging along for fun. I am so excited, as I've never been to California (I know). Anyhow, I was all excited thinking about what I'd pack (yes, I get excited about that), and where I'd shop, and just the sheer fact that for a few days, I have nothing to do.
And then I really started thinking about it, and I had a brief panic attack. Here I will be, in a big new city, with a horrible sense of direction, and I will be on my own (as Chris will be in conferences most days). What if I get lost in the city? What if I don't know how to use the trolley? (Yes that thought went through my head.) What if I look dumb in front of strangers? (Yes, that is where all of this anxiety stems from.) And then I realized, who cares. Seriously, who cares? If I get lost, I'll take a cab. If I don't know how to use the trolley, I'll ask someone. And if all else fails, I'll order a bottle of wine and sit in the hotel room reading books all week. Because that would be ok too.
Having said that, I'm happy to hear some must go-tos while in San Francisco!