After years of discussion, planning and almost-meetings, we madcap ladies of the Bookishdark are finally getting the much dreamt of vacation we deserve. And the best part? It is just one short month away. Well, the best part might be that it is in San Francisco. Or the best part of it may be that I will finally be able to while away the better part of a day exploring, chattering, knitting and sipping tea with one of my most favorite people on the planet. Take your pick, they are all pretty exciting prospects.
The yarn stores have been mapped out. The itinerary has been mostly planned. And let me tell you, it is amazing what we are going to cram into the space of just four days and three nights.
Of course, no trip to the bay city is complete without a stop at the legendary City Lights. I know I am in the minority, but Ferlinghetti is my favorite of the beat poets, so the prospect of just standing in his store (let alone purchasing a book) fills me with no small degree of awe and amazement. So we will definitely have to make some room in our schedule for that. As a matter of fact, since I will be arriving a few days ahead of Kai, I would imagine that this trip will involve a couple of visits there to just make sure I soak it all in. It’s a little bit like going to Paris and visiting Shakespeare & Company. An absolute literary must. The fact that such institutions still exist gives me great pleasure, and I am always happy to hear that these landmarks have found ways to continue even when surrounded by the Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon.com’s of the world.
Kai also reminded me that we will actually be together over our first year blogoversary, so there will be some fun,creative co-blogging as well! I am still searching out some other important literary landmarks in San Fran, so let me know if you have any thoughts…