My friend Sean and I often discuss starting a public forum style Lake Merritt blog. We see a lot of pretty sweet/saucy/sour happenings from our various comings and goings around this Oakland mainstay. Today’s image was beyond sweet: a man riding a bike with a sidecar, dressed much like Snoopy might while flying his doghouse—goggles, flying cap, leather jacket. And in the sidecar? A well trained, half-grown puppy wearing his own pair of aviator goggles, tongue hanging out of his mouth, having the time of his doggy life. The sidecar duo stopped at a red light and as I crossed in front of them, the driver removed his gloves and gave his companion some heart-melting belly rubbing.
Just another reason I never regret running the lake, but I do regret not bringing my camera.