The Mission District is bounded, roughly, by 14th Street to the north, Army Street (Cesar Chavez) to the south, Sanchez on the west, and Potrero on the east. I live near the north-western corner, just north of Mission Dolores and around the corner from the Church Street Muni underground station.
The Mission is a great place to explore, and I went for a walk this afternoon. The weather was beautiful, clear and cool. I headed down toward 20th and Alabama, where I rent an art studio that mostly serves as a storage room. Down there, it's quiet and there are leafy trees leaving their leaves on the street. It smells like autumn. (Closer to where I live - in the hipster territory around Dolores Park and Valencia - another aroma is more common.)
Working downtown, I'd gotten in the habit of heading up to Church Street - away from the Mission - to catch the Muni downtown. My visits with TNG took me in that direction too, so I lost the habit of exploring the Mission. Today was a good chance to catch up.
I headed back home up along 16th Street and stopped for some very spicy, very tasty veggie curry at Pakwan. It really hit the spot.