On the last day of our nine-day odyssey to the West Coast, we decided to try and fulfill a tradition (one of many which we try to accomplish each time we visit San Francisco).
And that was to visit a coffee shop on the corner of Hyde and Jackson streets -- The Nook.
We discovered the spot a number of years earlier when we had accommodations across the street.
It was the third coffee shop we visited on our trip and still remains a favorite. One of the other two was in Montara, which we had visited previously, and the third in Mendocino (there will be photos of those two later).
We left our Columbus Avenue location and moseyed over toward Hyde on our trip to the airport.
The stop depended on whether or not we could find a parking spot. Luckily, I managed to squeeze into the only spot available near the eatery.
The coffee, tea and bagels were great. It is nice to be served a drink in a "real" cup rather than the paper ones, although they were available for carryout.
A couple of cable cars made their way around the corner from Jackson Street heading to Fisherman's Wharf while we imbibed.
It was a good way to start the day and end our trip. Both wifey and I were happy to finally be headed home although, as she well knows, I do have a love affair with the geographical area that is called California.
Next post: Oct. 23, 2012 with a look at the Giant Redwoods