Living the San Francisco Dream


A Time to Work and a Time to Play

Real estate in San Francisco, on the Peninsula and in the Silicon Valley had no down-time this December. We're starting 2015 with at least as much activity with no let-up in sight.

It takes a lot of juggling to make all aspects of life fit into days and weeks that are so busy, but making it all fit is worth the effort.

Three weeks ago I set up a San Francisco city hike for friends from the Peninsula. Today was the day; no matter how busy I am with work, this was a non-negotiable appointment - I am the one with the trail knowledge, my friends were counting on me, and we were going!

Hiking along the Coastal Trail, SF

By getting up a little before 5:00 AM, I managed to get 3-1/2 hours of work in before driving across town to meet the others at the Lands' End parking lot above the ruins of the old Sutro Baths.

We enjoyed great fellowship, fresh air, a grand hike along the Coastal Trail, (link takes you to an early blog post about the trail) through the gorgeous residential area of Seacliffe, to the long stretch of sand of Baker's Beach. Cutting inland at that point, we headed on city streets to Clement Street where we enjoyed delicious Thai food, then a mile or so walk back to our cars.

labyrinth along the Coastal Trail, SF

I returned home at 3:00 PM, refreshed, energized, and ready for work.

I'll stop soon for dinner, then I'll finish up with a couple more hours of work.

In all, I will have put in 8-9 hours on business today; I had 5 carefree hours hiking, laughing and eating with friends, sharing a bit of my life in San Francisco with them.

Everything that had to get done today, got done. Making it fit is the trick.

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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 21 commentsLottie Kendall • January 05 2015 07:11PM


Lottie - I used to live at 47th Ave. near Sutro Heights.  This post brought back a lot of memories.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 5 years ago

We probably walked right past your former home, Joan Whitebook I hope you have fond memories of your time here.

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

That's all you can ask for when you take some time off; just to come back refreshed and energized and ready to hit the ground running. I closed my last listing on December 29, 2014 and the whole fall I was super busy. Best wishes for 2015 Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 5 years ago

Hey Lottie, you gotta have YOU time and it sounds like you did and it was all good!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

Lottie, it's amazing how energized you get after 5 hours of carefree hours with friends, especially if you spend it outdoors. Amazing pictures!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 5 years ago

Good evening Lottie .. what a glorios day and you got everything done.  So happy for you and that trip sounds perfect.

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 5 years ago

That's a nice photo with the Golden Gate bridge in the back-ground.  Plus a little walk to stir the heart

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Lottie - What a beautiful day for a hike and with good friends in San Francisco is a great way to spend the day!

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 5 years ago

Thank you, Paul Henderson - best wishes to you for continued success this new year.

David Shamansky - I'm determined to get my necessary exercise--I'm much more effective for my clients when I take care of myself.

Beth Atalay - we had a great day!

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

Hi Judith Parker - where there's a will there' a way, right?

Ed Silva - the hike along the Coastal Trail from Lands' End to Baker's Beach is, without a doubt, the most scenic of the many hike choices we enjoy. And today's weather was perfect.

We had a superb day in every way, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale 

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

Looks like a great time was had by all Lottie, great pics, glad you enjoyed the break!


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago

 Good morning Lottie. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your wonderful area. It's good that you had some downtime and you came back refreshed and energized.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. You time is so important, I just don't do enough of it, thank you for the encouragement. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

Kudos to you for taking some "me" time.  Great photos to Lottie.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

Good morning Bob Crane - it was hard to fit in the schedule, but a great break.

Getting exercise--epecially with friends--is the best way for me to recharge, Michael Thornton 

It's tough to fit 'me' time into these busy days, but I'm more efficient when I do, Joe Petrowsky 

Work hard, play hard. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Roger D. Mucci 

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

Lottie Kendall glad you kept this appointment no matter what!    You still got in many hours of work, and the hike did your body and mind good! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 5 years ago

You're absolutely right, Joan Cox . Yoga and hiking (especially with friends) fuels me.

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

Good for you Lottie!  Love the pictures - just gorgeous!  I need to make the time for things like that myself!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 5 years ago

Hi Debbie Walsh - I've been smiling all day after our great mid-day hike and lunch. There's nothing quite like friends, both old and new.

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

That looks AWESOME! 

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) over 5 years ago

Hi Chuck Carstensen - I think you'd be a good candidate for a trip to San Francisco Life is good here!

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