The charm of San Francisco climbs to new heights when Christmas comes to town. Last week we enjoyed a quick get-away to this city — one of my favorite places. We arrived at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square and right away found Christmas in the elegant lobby.
Curious, I asked the concierge if she knows about this pup. Yes, that’s a dog who was found in the rubble of the hotel after the 1906 earthquake. The hotel was demolished in the quake, but the dog survived and was adopted by the hotel cook. His name? Francis, of course. This little guy became a symbol of hope during the rebuilding of the city after the fires and devastation. In the gift shop you’ll find a colorful book telling the story of this honored puppy.