Mick's dear, good friend for 40 years, Ian, and his sweet dog, Rory, greeted us and said, "Hurry, quick, lets drive up Mt. Diablo while it's nice and clear so you can see where you are...." His wish was our command. Mick drove up the mountain, over 12 miles, and Ian was right! OMG. What a view. What a vista! We could actually see San Franscico Bay and the Golden Gate!