I have always had a good sense of direction, but for some reason I could not tell north from south and east from west.....I always thought that the ocean should be west, but it was actually south. I never understood that. Still don't. LOL.
Our first apartment after we were married was actually a little bungalow about two blocks from the ocean on Natoma Street, just down from the city college. A little studio apartment. We were only there for a couple months and then moved to the Bay Area. Sadly, I never really appreciated living in Santa Barbara until after we left. I remember people joking that Santa Barbara was a place for the newly wed and nearly dead. LOL. They did roll up the sidewalks at sundown, as I recall.
I am enjoying so much this little trip down memory lane. :-)
No problem, I draw blanks too, as you can see:) My mother always had a better memory than I do.
AND, I understand losing sense of direction in S.B....totally!!! It is very disorienting.