Castro & Mission
This morning Nik and I set out in a new direction towards Noe Valley on the #24 bus. We were shocked that it wasn’t packed and have now vowed to take it whenever we have to go across town instead of the #22. We rang the stop request bell near Clipper Street and climbed the rest of the way up Castro to an unexpected overlook on 27th.
From here we could see the entire eastern half of the city and noticed the bald spot, which is commonly known as Bernal Heights Park. Obviously, the park would also have an amazing view of the city, so we decided it would be our next stop. But first, we strolled back down Castro to the main drag in Noe Valley where Nik scouted out the bagel shops while I eyed a few shops I might want to revisit. Then we stopped at Hamano Sushi for a tasty lunch before heading for the bald spot.
Bernal Heights Park did not disappoint! I could have sat up there all day just watching life bellow. But we didn’t. Instead we walked down Mission Street in search of chaos. The street was actually pretty calm and not as quirky as I expected. We saw tons of great signage and people that I would love to photograph, but my zoom isn’t good enough and I’m too shy.
We concluded our adventure with a couple scoops from Bi-Rite Creamery. Oh My Goodness, this ice cream lives up to its reputation. I had salted caramel and toffee coffee, and as you can tell, I liked it.