Just after Ron started working a new job in August of 1998 that came with non-rev flight privileges, Ron and Steph tried them out with a weekend trip to San Francisco.
First stop, of course, Fisherman's Wharf, but other standard tourist sites were on the itinerary also: The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway 1, Muir Beach, and the Oakland Aircraft Museum.
The most interesting thing that happened was trying to get back home. It turned out that there was an outbreak of the "flu" and over half of the AA flights that weekend were canceled because of lack of warm bodies in the cockpit. That made it very difficult to get back home. They were supposed to leave at 9:00 pm on Saturday from Oakland, finally got two of the last three seats on the last flight out of SFO on Sunday evening.