Our family trip begins in San Francisco. For us, the highlights are the amazing food (Dim Sum in Chinatown, sourdough bread, etc.), the hills (about 30,000 steps per day), and the views (Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Pier 39). Did I mention the food? I am sad to say that my daughters have got me in the habit of taking pictures of my food, and I seriously considered including some of them here, but instead, I opted for the shot that I took late in the day over the water. Unquestionably, the views are right up there with the food. And yes, as soon as I took this picture we went directly to Ghiradelli Square right behind us for ice cream and thick hot chocolate. Life is good.