Sunday, July 04, 2004

A Perfect Day

It's been an amazing day.

Got a phone call at 10am from friends who had tickets to a Luxury Box at SBC Park...the SF Giants playing the Oakland A's. We had two hours to get ready before the game - we would have been ready to go in less than 3 minutes.

We were situated just to the left of home plate. The view of the game was perfect.

The Luxury Box was filled with leather furniture and food, food, food. Beer, hot dogs, pizza, watermelon, chicken Caesar salad, cookies, lemon bars, wine, brownies, Cracker Jacks...everything you could imagine ever wanting at a baseball game.

Two fighter jets flew over the stadium before the game started. We all agreed that it gave us a sense of security knowing they were up there.

The sun was shining brightly, there was no fog in sight. Just an unbelievable day.

We saw Barry Bonds make history by being the Most-Walked Player ever. Over 2,000 walks and something like 37.3 miles total.

The game was free. VIP Parking was free. The food was free. I was so happy with the day, I tipped our waiter $20 bucks.

I got to hold the baby for most of the game. She's just 7 months old and was perfect in my arms. She smiled and bit my chin and hugged me. This was the best part of the day... But oh! What a joy to be out of the house, doing something new and different, enjoying the San Francisco sunshine, and being very, very happy to celebrate the 4th of July here in the Bay Area.

God Bless America.