I have lived an hour away from one of the most interesting and beautiful cities of the world for more than 16 years now and I have just figured out the layout of this fabulous city.
Oh, I've been able to find my way to the major hot spots, and if I needed to go someplace new, I'd just mapquest it and I'd get there just fine, but now I understand better how it is all laid out. Being there for a few days and not using my car was what helped me put it all together.
The Hubby had a conference with all the mucky mucks from the biotech world and since I have no kids at home anymore, I was able to tag along with him to the hotel room and just enjoy the city.
Katz and her girlies came for one hang out day. We walked around California Street, and into China Town. I showed her Britex Fabrics, which is a favorite store and she rather appreciated it, then we Anthropologie'ed onto the night.
I walked to the Ferry Building, MOMA, shopped at the main mall, Macy's makeup makeover, found The Ribbonerie which I have ordered things from through the mail and is truly "The Ultimate Ribbon Store," had some great meals with the Hubby, and all sorts of fun things.
Now, I can explore better and not feel like I'm going to get lost.