Despite the turbulent flight, despite the half hour it took to claim my one itsy bitsy bit o' luggage, despite the two B.A.R.T hours it took to get to my hotel, and despite the plethora of pavement grazing jean skirted hippie chickies wending their way, Whole Foods bags in hand, up and down the streets of Berkely, I am, Party People, feelin' da love BIG TIME for this place.
Because directly to the west of my window from the Claremont Resort and Spa (which is such a weirdly posh place to hold a pit bull conference, I must say) is the City by the Bay. And, if I hadn't been such a total DORK and forgotten my camera, I could show you just how beautiful the sight of it is. Hovering in the mist like that against a sunset so spectacularly gorgeous, I can hardly believe it's real. I mean, aren't we only used to imagery like that in the movies? Facing it in real life, it's like winning the lottery. So there it is, one of the most breathtaking sunsets I've ever seen. And I've seen 'em all over the world, from the Caribbean to Istanbul to my own backyard. But this one, it nearly made me cry.