November can be a beautiful time of year in San Francisco.
Take yesterday, for example. After working at my computer and being on the telephone all morning, I was ready for a lunch break and some exercise. My husband, also working from home that day joined me, and off we walked, headed for the Chinatown branch of the San Francisco Public Library.
As we waited for the light to change a woman asked directions to a shop, noticed the book in my hand, and recommended her recent favorite, The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. Since the book I planned to borrow wasn't on the shelf, I took her recommendation to heart and checked it out.
Then, walking back up Jackson Street, we spotted a little lunch shop, Cafe Isabella, on Taylor Street, where we split an order of their toasted tuna salad on a sourdough French roll. Decadent and delicious! Sitting outside on a warm (71-degrees) sunny November day, enjoying lunch together, was a treat, indeed.
After lunch, up the last block of Nob Hill we went, then the gentle descent a few more blocks until we were home.
A chance encounter with a stranger, discovering a new little neighborhood shop, running an errand, getting exercise and spending a bit of time with my husband -- a very worthwhile way to spend 90 relaxed minutes.
Just another day Living my San Francisco Dream.