Mama and I went on an adventure to San Francisco today, because we wanted to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We’ve been looking forward to this day trip for weeks, though we nearly had to postpone, as I wasn’t feeling well last night. Having grown up learning about Rube Goldberg’s ridiculously wonderful inventions, I was determined to get us there.
It took us about an hour to get to the city, and then another hour to get from the Golden Gate Bridge to downtown. Mama and I loved crossing the iconic bridge and seeing the cool old architecture, but the city felt overcrowded.
And then we got stuck in the parking garage. Yep, you read that right. Our van ended up being too tall to fit, but we didn’t realize the problem until I heard a loud bang overhead and we were wedged in, unable to move or turn around. It was terrible and embarrassing and an absolute horror. And then this sweet parking attendant, Steven, kindly and patiently, helped guide me back out of danger and into a parking spot.
When we finally got into the museum, we looked ragged — and felt it too. That’s when our second angel of the day, Paris, appeared and guided us through the museum.
Our third angel of the day was Kayla, the women’s shoes manager at Nordstrom, who arranged for the two different sizes I needed for a new pair of Birkenstocks. We first met Kayla back in January, and she has taken different-size shoe shopping from a nightmare to a pleasure!
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What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!