Living the San Francisco Dream


Enjoying a San Francisco day

Yesterday was my day off for the week, which means I only spent a couple of hours on business-related tasks on the computer.

The rest of the day incorporated some of my favorite things: time spent with family, friends, exercise in the fresh air, enjoying the great beauty of San Francisco, and some great music.

Sunny glen near Stowe Lake, Golden Gate Park

Mid-morning, with my husband and visiting daughter, I popped by my new listing at 234 Byxbee Street, where I met my colleague and went over last minute preparations for today's open house. Then off the 3 of us headed for brunch at The Beach Chalet, where we enjoyed a relaxed lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Portals of the Past, Golden Gate Park, SF

We then walked into Golden Gate Park together for about 20 minutes, enjoying the sunshine and natural beauty all around us before the others needed to turn around and get on with their days. I continued zig-zagging my way the length of the park before arriving at my yoga teacher and friend's house for an afternoon event she had planned, after which I walked home, happy, relaxed and energized.

Beach Chalet to Van Ness and Jackson, SF

After a quick dinner at home, my husband and I headed down to Davies Symphony Hall to hear Herbert Blomstedt conduct a clarinet concerto and a Schubert symphony. We were awestruck, watching Blomstedt conduct a 55-minute symphony without music, standing tall and erect, energized and energizing the musicians as well as us. At age 86, what a role model for us all.

Today is a different day, with real estate showings and prepping of a listing that will come on the market in 6 short days.

I'll make time today for a short walk or run -- it's how I keep balanced and healthy -- but yesterday's 7.6 mile walk across San Francisco will remain a bright spot in my mind, reminding me of the joy I experience Living my San Francisco Dream

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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 12 commentsLottie Kendall • April 06 2014 08:50AM


Lottie:  Just trying to keep up with you and your activities (even just virtually, not physically) has me exhausted! 


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 6 years ago

Lottie - You really know how to take advantage of living in one of the most desirable cities in the world - San Francisco!  Loved the photos!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 6 years ago

What a wonderful way to spend the day Lottie.  Cool map that shows your path as well.  Glad you ae having a great weekend

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) over 6 years ago

Gene, a day like yesterday isn't at all tiring--gentle exercise good for the body; music, friends, family good for the soul. That's what keeps me going, ready for intense work days like today.

Laura, it's wonderful to see how many people head out to enjoy San Francisco. Today there were at least 2 organized runs/walks, tons of sailboats on the bay, and many bicyclists out and about.

Thanks, Scott. This weekend is a great blend of work and time off, the best kind of weekend for me.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Lottie  It is always great to read about someone's day that understands life if to be enjoyed.  Ya done good!  Thanks for sharing your day in SF.

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 6 years ago

Life is all about balance, and about enjoying the 'here and now,' right John? And enjoying it when one lives in San Francisco is pretty darn easy.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Lottie, sure looks like a great day off, and such beauty you enjoy daily!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

Lottie, I really enjoyed your day as I read along in your blog, felt like I was there.  How do you  have a symphony without music?


Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 6 years ago

Joan, it was my favorite type of day off! A bit of work, but lots of much R&R time!

Judi, I wasn't clear in my post, was I? We heard the music, and it was wonderful. The conductor didn't use any sheet music when conducting--he knows it backward and forward.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Sure does sound like a full day and time for yourself as well. It doesn't get any better than that.

Make it a great week!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

I hope you could do all the things you wanted to do yesterday. Have a good week.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

Saturday was a delightfully refreshing day, Joe, thanks. Bring on a new week!

Gita, yesterday was work, work, work - but I was prepared and ready.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago