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Merry Christmas--but no more Christmas lights

Merry Christmas to my Active Rain family of friends. It sure was tempting to take more pictures today of some fabulous mansions in Presidio Heights and Pacific Heights with their gleaming Christmas decorations! But, I promised no more this year.

So---instead, I'm sharing a couple of pictures I took on Gene and my annual Christmas Day hike. When we lived in San Carlos for all those years, we would hike at Edgewood County Park every Christmas. Since moving to San Francisco, our annual hike is about 7 miles, from our house, across the Presidio to Immigrant Point overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Marin County hills, just outside the Golden Gate.

This year our late-afternoon hike took place on a crystal clear, cold day, perfect for walking. As we returned, we heard owls hooting close by -- a beautiful addition to Christmas Day!

Presidio Trail forest

Immigrant Point-view on 12.25.15

Merry Christmas!


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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 17 commentsLottie Kendall • December 25 2015 07:06PM


What a gorgeous hike, and a wonderful tradition.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) almost 5 years ago

Beautiful Lottie, I am with you.I love your photos.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

A VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours! May Santa bring you good health, joy, success and an extra serving of happiness and blessings!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 5 years ago

I like these pictures more than the lights Lottie!


Merry Christmas!
And wishing you all the best of everything in the New Year!

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

Lottie-That is a wonderful tradition. Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy healthy 2016

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing you Christmas hike with us, Lottie. Beautiful pictures and I was imagining hearing owls with you. I should have taken some photos while I was jogging on Hanalei Bay this morning. No owls hooting but the surf was making some music for me. ;-)

Posted by Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales (Resort and Second-Home Specialist) almost 5 years ago

 Good morning Lottie. I do like your second photo it is so peaceful. Merry Christmas.

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

Good morning Lottie. Thnak you for sharing the nice photos . Have a good weekend.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Hoping you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a prosperous and Happy New Year!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Great tradition on Christmas the photos too, what a beautiful place to hike any time of the year.

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

Good morning, Lottie. Sounds like it was a lovely way to spend the day and your photos are beautiful.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 5 years ago

Lottie thank you and hope yesterday was a very special Christmas for you and your family.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 5 years ago

Lottie, sure sounds like a wonderful Christmas Day tradition, and those views are spectacular! 

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

How nice to have an annual Christmas Day hike. I do that on New Years Day. Happy Christmas Week, Lottie!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lottie Kendall - the hike tradition is a wonderful idea! I hope your traditions continue and each year gets more and more memorable. Those scenes you posted are gorgeous! Best wishes to you and Gene for prosperity, good health, joy, love & happiness always.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 5 years ago

Your pictures are beautiful, Lottie. I love owls, too. With that scenery and the owls serenading must have been a perfect hike. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lottie Kendall , Nature outdoes our fancy twinkling lights every time.  Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 5 years ago