Tuesday, October 8

California Coasting :: Day 6 - Last Bits & Goodbyes

City Lights bookstore | treats at Tartine | lunch at Radish | exploring Castro | roadtrip must-stop, Trader Joes | SF style bixis! | Haight & Ashbury | Amoeba Music! | Wasteland | shots of Japantown | Pig & Whistle : our scorecard / team name | drinks at Nopa! | friend love | husband love

We got the most out of our last day and packed it full, ensuring we hit all the places that had been over-looked or "saved for later" before we left. I was on the prowl for a souvenir tote so we headed to the Mission and all it's sweet little boutiques. Funny thing about that - as a rule, boutiques in the Mission [maybe San Francisco?] don't open until noon! I had never bothered to check assuming it was 10am like at home so we were stranded in the neighbourhood killing time. Poor us - we had to hit up Tartine again. After a lovely breakfast, numerous boutiques, another coffee and a stop at Radish for lunch we jumped on a bus headed back to Richmond.

On a whim, we got off in the Haight because, why not? More boutiques [notable: Wasteland], some coffee and a couple of odd run-ins [no, random-sir-walking-past-me-not-making-eye-contact, I am not here to buy what you're selling] later, we were about to hop on the bus when we came upon Amoeba. Boy am I glad we did not miss out on Amoeba. Not only is it impressively large, filled with all the records and CDs your nostalgic heart could desire BUT Jack picked up Talking Heads record with the song Naive Melody for us to frame. The most romantic. 

Our last night was celebrated at the Pig & Whistle for Trivia and then a late night dinner at Nopa. We fell in love with san Francisco while we were there and even though we packed as much in as we did, there was still so much to see & experience... we may already be planning our trip back. 

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