Hi, My name is Clarity and I just signed up for Travellerspoint.
Last week my husband and I decided that we will be moving to San Francisco on October 1st. Our friend from college invited us to live with him and can help us get a job in a computer game company.
So once our current lease ends at the end of September, we'll be leaving our current jobs, my family here in New York and all our friends... and moving to California. I've never been to California before and this is all new to me.
We'll be driving and this is my first long car trip..
I'm looking to meet other travelers that have taken road trips like this, or live in San Francisco and could tell me what to expect!
Thank you do anyone that has any helpful advice to offer or experiences to share!
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 13, 2007, at 9:44 PM by clarity25 ]
Welcome to TP.
Its nice to have you here.
You can get some suggestions and recommendations for your trip in North America Travel Forum.
I hope your planning is going well - have you sorted out the issue with your cats yet? Ive had a sneaky look at your blog - looks good - looking forward to reading it when you both hit the road! Welcome to TP and l hope you find it an invaluable source of info!
I loved San Francisco - was only there for 7 days but loved the city - definately my favourite city (so far!) that l have visited in North America!
Hope to see you around the forums!
I literally just joined today, and wanted to let you know that you are in for a treat in San Francisco, especiallyas a creative person. SF is a fascinatiing quilt of neighborhoods, each one distinct and yet literally across the street from each other. It's a city where you can ride the bus and be the only native speaker of English all day. Just like New York, there are neighborhoods for Russians, Chinese, Italians, Latinos, yuppies, hippies, and others, and scattered all throughout, artists, writers, poets, musicians, etc! One downside is the horrendously expensive rents and real estate, but if you are creative, you can manage. There are, for example, two farmers markets in the city. The pricey one, which is fun to visit, is on the bay at the Ferry Building. The affordable one is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Civic Center. Of course, there is organic produce of all types, but there is also a stand where you can get three big bunches of roses for five dollars!
I have lived in SF for ten years now, and I have written much about it, especially the Italian/ artists' enclave of North Beach. I have lived all over teh world, and San Francisco continues to fascinate me.