Last week, while vacationing with my daughter, I had a bucket list of my own. Our family activities included the legendary Alcatraz tour, traveling down Hwy 1 to Carmel-By-The-Sea, Monterey and Big Sur, eating good eats from food trucks and moving my daughter to a slighter larger place (Whoopee! Grandchild #1 is on the way!). One of the top priorities for me personally, was to walk through beautiful neighborhoods in San Francisco. I am always amazed at how VERTICAL everything is built there, and how they are built on the steep slopes that eventually take you down to the bay. And the manicured manner in which they keep their homes is amazing! I noticed lots of diamond patterns in their lush greenery, from hedges that are trimmed that way (top photo), to the ivy trails along brick fences (bottom photo). How about that ”Dr. Seuss-ish” tree on the corner!? You can see our ”puppy” (London) checking it out, too.