We had some time between connecting flights, so we first explored the airport as we waited for a friend to call and let us know where to meet her. The airport has a cute little airplane museum and library. There's also a "zen lounge" where cell phones are banned.
After waiting, we headed down town. We stopped by a little art fair and had Alicias tamales off a cart. They were some of the best tamales I've had. One of the artists at the fair suggested we catch the bus to Haight Ashbury, so we did.
Apparently, this is the "hippie" part of town. That's ok, I found the Anarchist Bookstore so I was happy. There were also record stores that actually sold vinyl, and of course the "dispensaries" that the area is famous for. It was artsy and neat.
We didn't have much time there though, we had to catch the bus back to the airport. We were about 60 seconds away from having our seats given to the people on standby for the flight, but we made it!