In the Fong family we value experiences and adventure, and we seek out ways to live out, and instill in our children, those values. In a culture often consumed with materialism and consumerism, we try to live differently. One way we attempt to do that is by going on family adventures that allow us to experience the world, other cultures, and and other communities. In 2013-14 we did that by moving to Thailand, living there for a year, and engaging the people and culture. But you don't have to go to the other side of the world for new experiences and adventures. There are many experiences to be had, and people to meet, right outside your back door. A couple of weeks ago for us it was the adventure of hiking up Mount Davidson, the highest natural point in San Francisco. The photo essay below shares our experience.