December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors). (Author: Ali Edwards)
San Francisco – August
I went away for 3 days with my blogging pal @ksugarandspice to San Francisco to attend Bloggy Boot Camp. I remember stepping out of the cab and feeling the chill in the air, just enough for a coat. Instantly surrounded by the sounds of the city …the chatter of cable cars, car horns. spare change wrestling in cups, bellman whistles and the low groan of thousands of steps trekking across city sidewalks.
The smell was salty and damp with the occasional whiff of sweet roasted garlic. As the fog rolled in late afternoon the city turned blue and the dampness morphed into drizzle. The sweetest escape was ducking into a trattoria for a glass of tiny bubbles and a bright red plate of freshly shaved carpaccio. No carpool and no sorting socks here, tonight someone was cooking for me.