My family is in Oakland for the wedding of my son later today. This is the sight that greeted me when I woke up in hour hotel room this morning. The brilliant new morning sun highlighting a table lamp. For some reason it looked absolutely beautiful to me. Perhaps it is just my good mood. Everything looks beautiful today.
Oakland is an odd town this weekend. 20,000 people attended the memorial service for four slain police officers yesterday. The tension here is real. You can see it in the faces of the people who live here.
We managed a good meal at "B" Resturant near our hotel. I wrote a review on yelp. The meal was outstanding. Especially the cheese plate.