So, today was a day for exploration. Being the farm girl that I am, I have little understanding for cities in general, so I decided early this morning to spend a portion of my day exploring the city that I now call home.
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You wouldn't think that it would really be that hard to find your house...especially when using google maps for route assistance, but let me assure you that it is.
As a disclaimer though, before I fully begin the story of this newest endeavor, let it be known that I am somewhat directionally challenged. Add to that a seemingly infinite number of one way streets, and navigation becomes a nightmare.
Anyway...Today's exploration's focused on being able to make it to and from campus without incident. Surprisingly, I did locate both the optometry buildings and student union with relative ease. Returning home, however, turned out to be a much different experience.
As before, I typed in the address and followed the siri-like voice to my destination, but rather than ending in front of my house, I found myself on the street where I live with no house in sight.
I literally lost my house.
Unfortunately, I was unaware of this fact until I had already parallel parked in the street and began walking.
Walking and walking and walking, I searched for my house while trying to look as confident and self-assured as possible, but it was to no avail. Though I walked down the street three separate times, I simply could not find the house.
After the third try, I decided to widen my search. Twenty minutes later, I found the house.
A block behind where I was looking.
It turns out that I had memorized the wrong address, and so naturally entered the incorrect address into my google map app.
#oops. Humbling moment of the day I guess.
After my exploration, the other four first years and I went to happy hour at a nearby bar, and though happy hour really turned out to be happy hours (three in fact), it made for an excellent ending to an eventful day in the city.
I really am blessed.
Good night all!