I didn't go to church on my weekend without the internet. St. Mary's, a wonderful Anglo-catholic church just down the hill from Grove Park Inn, has been having some construction and air conditioner problems and has been altering their meeting schedule. We didn't see anyone about when we drove by. I could have paid to use one of the Inn computers, or I could have asked the concierge to look it up.
That was always the potential solution. We could have asked the concierge what time the art shop opens on Monday and not sat in the street for half an hour. We could have asked the concierge where the restaurants were.
We could have asked the concierge if he had a dictionary. A couple of times I wanted to look up words in the books I was reading. Instead I wrote them down and we looked them up after we drove home. One dictionary, especially for an academic word, isn't very helpful. (Words exist in a web of meaning, always look in at least two dictionaries kids. Or, better yet, use the internet.)
For the most part we were able to find the shops we wanted to find because my sweetheart had thought ahead, searched up every kind of shop he thought I would want to find (including the local knitting shops!) and printed directions. It is true that not having the internet means relying on other people and talking to other people. I'm just not sure how big a benefit that is if I need to stand in line to ask someone to look up a word for me.
By the way, for whatever reason (!!!) my sweetheart didn't think I would make it a weekend without the internet. He imagined me throwing a toddler-fit at 3AM and so he had an "in case of emergency" computer hidden in the back of the car.