Nervous excitement floated around us as our crew arrived in SFO jumping off what will be the #summerofalifetime. After grabbing snacks and starting to make connections we headed to the beautiful scene that lies outside our windowpanes. The Embassy Suites sits on the bay and is situated next to a lagoon perfect for runs with our staff in the morning. Day one took us across downtown on the famous cable cars to Chinatown where we started to acquaint ourselves with new people on the bus and during dinner, eating a family style meal with people who would soon begin to feel like family.
Day 2 was full of excitement and plenty of opportunities to see spectacular views of San Fran. Alcatraz was enchanting, in a scary maximum-security prison type of way, and informational. Could you imagine being locked in a cell, while staring out at the life you wish you could have right across the bay (the view was out of this world)? Or sitting in a dining hall that was labeled the most dangerous place in Alcatraz because prisoners had access to metal silverware. We were happy to know we didn’t have to be there “for life” and headed along clear waters to Fisherman’s Warf where you could have delicious clam chowder from Boudin and to Ghirardelli’s Square for all the chocolate samples we could want and specialty ice cream. What a dream – only complete with a San Francisco Giants game where we took over a section and had