Tuesday, August 16, 2005

D Day minus 1

Our D(epature) day for our San Francisco trip is early tomorrow morning.

And you know that I am ready . . .

. . . to leave the office.

Yep. I've taken great pains to get a bit ahead on my project (so things won't fall behind while I am gone), I've made lists, today I'll send emails and talk to people covering things for me, etc. Yessiree, work is in tip-top shape.

Now, there IS the pesky problem of what we are actually doing in San Francisco that is presenting a bit of a challenge.

It was supposed to be easier than this. Tegan's parents were arriving last night. I was going to pay last minute bills, look through guide books to nail down something of an itinerary, and I was going to pack.

But an emergency phone call from a friend hit me and T. at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Our friend's husband was out of town on a business trip and she was afraid that she was having an asthma attack. So Tegan and I got the kids from school, I said hello to the grandparents, and I drove off to help her get her two boys out of school, get fed, and let her relax a bit until they were ready for bed. She began feeling much better and I got to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban again, so it's all good.

But I didn't get to work on my itinerary and I didn't finish packing.

But, I have decided this morning not to worry. After all, San Francisco is chock full of interesting things to see and do, right? It's not like we will be struggling to come up with activities. And it will actually be nice to sleep late and discuss what interesting and fun things we would like to do every day over a leisurely breakfast. The last time Tegan and I discussed anything leisurely over breakfast was . . . probably five years ago?

So, the trip will take shape as it wants to and as we want it to.

I just want to be alone with Tegan and enjoying a city I've never been to. And unless something catches fire, I don't want to know about it.


Sven Golly said...

For what it's worth, my sources (whom I will not name, you can throw me in jail) say the Presidio and Alcatraz are both historically interesting and worth the time it takes to explore them. I had a very good, cheap meal at a restaurant in the Castro, an arty, gay neighborhood off Market St. But as you said, there's so much to do, how could you go wrong?

Sven Golly said...

I just realized that you are the second friend who happens to be going to San Francisco THIS WEEKEND. How synchronistically cosmic is that?! If you happen to run into Mary Ann from COSI and the North UU drum circle, say hello for me. Now THAT would be synchronistically cosmic.