Here's the view from my brother's deck as I write this post:
SF is indeed very nice. The weather's great, and there's definitely something to the West Coast reputation for having a more laid-back vibe. Yesterday we went for a lovely hike through the redwoods around Mt. Tam, and before this afternoon is out, we'll be driving south of the city to see the seals on the beach.
Doughnut report from the farmer's market: Bomboloni with strawberry jam from an Italian bakery. Very good. The jam was tasty, and the amount just right. The doughnut was dense and doughy, which I like. The sugar on the outside seemed like crushed up regular sugar crystals, giving a finer texture. Made a happy medium between granulated sugar, which might have been too coarse for the delicate doughnut, and powdered sugar, which I almost never like.
Here until Monday, then back to DC...I hear the weather has gotten a bit more spring-like there, which would be welcome.