So because it doesn’t happen any other way for me - get ready for another emotional roller coaster story.
I’ve been doing these 1-day trips to nearby cities on weekends. I would usually plan out places I want to visit in each city and make a Google map that optimizes walking route and is just a good mix of cool and historical places.
This weekend I was supposed to go to Baltimore today. This week was also my birthday on Thursday and because I have to work 50 hours between Monday and Friday, I worked a lot more hours on MTW to not be stuck at work late on the day of my birthday and the Friday of celebrating it. Hence, I had pretty much no time to do anything outside of working 12 hours a day, coming home to make food, sleeping and repeating, not even to mention planning the Baltimore visit. So in the end I decided, since I am gonna have 3+ hours on the bus going to Baltimore, I will do all my route planning then.
The morning of the Baltimore trip comes, I board the bus and guess what? The WiFi is not working on that bus, and this would have been all fine and dandy, because you can always use data for these little things. But guess who has 4GB of data that her iPhone miraculously refuses to use?
Bingo, it is me.
So Plan C was to go to the closest cafe upon arrival and figure that thing out there.
10AM comes and the bus arrives to the “Baltimore” stop. I leave the bus and find myself in the middle of a deserted parking lot not seeing the Baltimore harbour or any kind landmark surrounded by WOODS.
I figured - I’ll just go along the sidewalk and I am sure to get somewhere. I walked one way until a full on highway began, AGAIN - no harbours whatsoever in sight.
So I go the opposite way and the sidewalk just STOPS EXISTING which again is a pretty good sign that Baltimore is NOT that way and no one normally leisurely walks through that area. I don’t think I’ve ever been more embarrassed than making eye contact with passing by drivers that absolutely knew I was not doing ok.