My wife and I visited San Francisco last week. Of the three full days we were touring, three were rainy and windy and cold. It was sunny and beautiful on the morning we left. There are so many places to visit and things to do and people to see that it reminded me of speed dating. I haven't been in California for 16 years and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of graffiti. San Francisco was clean. Perhaps the rain washes the grime away. The fifteen-story hotel was full of people and so was the hotel fitness center, even at 5 a.m. We ended up exercising by climbing the stairs over and over.