Just recently got my private pilots' endorsement and about to purchase a plane in about a week and realized that while my flight training was top notch, there is much not taught from a practical sense presumably because things everybody knows and seems stupid. For example, you land at an unfamiliar airport and need fuel and to tie down. What's the process here? What about after hours? What are some pro tips to tying down? Line tightness? Etc. Etc. Any and all other pro and practical tips for a newbie pilot? Inquiring minds want to know. No tip too stupid and much appreciated.