Monday, July 28, 2008

San Francisco, Here I Come!

I leave tomorrow morning for the RWA National Conference in San Francisco and I'll be traveling sans computer, so this will be the only blog post for the week.

It has been a very long time since I've been to the fabled City by the Bay and I'm looking forward to the visit, though I'll have little time to sightsee. Most of the week will be spent at the Marriott attending conference activities. But a friend and I are planning a visit to Fisherman's Wharf for tomorrow night, for shopping and seafood. I should have some of my own pictures to post next week.

My first trip to San Francisco was way back in 1965, two years after my folks and I moved to Southern California. We drove up Highway 101 to the city, stayed in an older hotel and had a ball sightseeing. My dad unwisely agreed to drive down Lombard Street (pictured here), supposedly the crookedest street in the world. We started at the top of the street and drove down in my dad's 1965 Chevelle, a stick shift with no power steering. By the time we got to the end of the street, my dad said his arms felt like they were about to fall off!

My Town Monday: Orange County will return in mid-August. In the meantime, check Travis Erwin's blog for a list of My Town Monday posts.

Linda / Lyndi

8 comments:

Rhonda said...

Have a wonderful time. San Francisco is so beautiful that it's almost a heartbreaking to be stuck inside a hotel the whole time. Be sure to enjoy a crab or shrimp cocktail to-go at Fisherman's Wharf.

deboradale said...

Linda, have a fantastic time at National - I've never been but hope to work up the nerve one of these years. And I love Rhonda's suggestion to enjoy a crab or shrimp cocktail. Yum!
Enjoy!
~Debbie

Linda McLaughlin said...

Rhonda and Debbie, Fisherman's Wharf is the first thing on the agenda for tonight, so I should have pictures next week. Talk to you then!

Linda

Travis Erwin said...

Have a great time. I look forward to reading about your experience at the conference.

Anonymous said...

Linda, have an eventful time at conference. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. We go up several times a year to get our city by the bay fix. Have fun, learn much! -Kathleen

Barbara Martin said...

Have a great time, and I'm jealous because I LOVE San Francisco. I was last there in 1993. Your photos did me in, sigh...

A week will pass in no time and then you will post your photos and the exciting times you had.

Barbara Martin said...

I thought you might be back with all kinds of stories to tell us, but alack and no...sigh.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Sorry I've been gone so long. I caught cold and came back exhausted so I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. Blogs coming soon, I promise.

Linda