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5 things about walking in the rain in San Francisco

We had rain today! Now, to some people in many parts of this country and Canada that might be an annoyance. To others it might be appreciated simply because it isn't snow. To us in the parched San Francisco Bay Area, it was a delight!

rain in San FranciscoThis evening I bundled up, grabbed my umbrella and headed out the door to run errands as I enjoyed our longed-for rain event.

Here's my top 5 list of things I discovered about walking in the rain in San Francisco:

  1. It is windier walking along a wide avenue like Van Ness Avenue than along a neighborhood street like Polk Street
  2. Holding my umbrella in 2 hands, one up near the top, worked to keep the umbrella from turning inside out in the sudden gusts
  3. Some puddles at street intersections are just too wide to jump across!
  4. There are lots of red umbrellas in San Francisco - finding mine at Trader Joe's as I left the store was quite fun!
  5. The cable cars clang up and down the hills in rainstorms as they do in fog or sun!

ferry building SF

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 15 commentsLottie Kendall • February 26 2014 08:21PM

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Lottie - Love San Francisco in the rain, it's just a great experience in that city!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 5 years ago

I would like to visit San Fran... but I think I'd to live elsewhere. Of course I may change my mind after I actually visit there.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 5 years ago

We're all happy about today's rain, Laura. What's happening around Tahoe? Snow, perhaps?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Sussie, put San Francisco on your dream list - it's a great city whether you visit or live here.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Haven't been to San Francisco for years, but gee Lottie, I do remember it. Real nice. Glad you got some rain. I can just picture it. Clang, Clang, Clang went the trolley...

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 5 years ago

Jane, we're all smiling about today's rain. If you haven't been here for a while, you'd be amazed at the changes. But the cable cars are the same as ever!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

There is so much to see in San Francisco Lottie, even in the rain.  :)

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 5 years ago

Haven't been to San Francisco for many years.  Glad you guys got your rain. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Hi Lottie! Glad to hear you guys out West finally got some rain! It's amazing that we can complain about rainy days till we have no more. Then we rejoice when it rains once again!!! BTW, I love my trips to San Francisco. It's a fun city to visit!

Posted by Larry Thompson (Sierra Pacific Mortgage) over 5 years ago

Lottie,

As a regular visitor, I recall a few windy and rainy days in San Francisco.  Fortunately, most of my days spent there usually have been sunny.  Thanks for sharing your weather experiences!

Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Coach House Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Tom, there's always something to see. Walking and hiking in San Francisco is a blast, rain or shine.

Good morning, Kathy. One or two rain storms won't end our drought, but they certainly don't hurt, and revive the spirits.

Larry, since you're a hiker, have you discovered some of the great hiking here in the City itself and nearby in Marin and San Mateo counties?

Andrew, nice to learn you're a regular visitor here. Our temperate weather is one of the draws to the area.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Many of us would love to be visiting San Francisco, even on a rainy day.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Rain, sun, fog -- it doesn't matter, San Francisco is always great to experience.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Have not been to San Francisco in over 10 years, it's on my list every year though because I still remember that clam chowder. I'll have to make it this year no matter what the weather is.

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) over 5 years ago

Keep putting San Francisco on your list, Stefan, and you're bound to return! Clam chowder, sourdough bread, and perhaps an Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista -- not much tops that!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

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