We’d all left for college, and mom was all alone at home. I found myself worrying about her alot. We talked every day and told her not to get too lonely now that we were not around. This was her chance to rekindle her love for traveling and see different places. Mom knew we were right and decided to take a trip to San Francisco. Grandma had moved there to get away from the cold weather a few years back. Mom had not visited her in some time and saw that as the perfect reason for the trip. We talked the night before her flight, and she promised to have lots of fun. When she arrived in the city, grandma was so excited to see her. They spent lots of time catching up and even video-calling all the grandkids. A few days later, mom started touring the city and ended up at the famous Alcatraz Prison. I had never been there and told her to take lots of pictures and videos. The prison was a sight to behold, and it was the scene for the famous 1979 movie Escape from Alcatraz by Clint Eastwood. Mom called me at some point during her tour to show me around the old prison cells. After her visit, she walked around the city and came across several weed dispensaries. Though she was not indulgent, she got in and got a few things for grandma, who said the edibles helped her. Mom was getting excited about the visit and planning her next vacation to another place on her bucket list. We were all happy she was living her best life.