Living the San Francisco Dream


Countdown to Thanksgiving--thankful for life in SF

I've enjoyed writing these Thankful posts this week leading up to Thanksgiving Day; the words flow as does the thankfulness.

Today I'm very aware of how much I enjoy living in San Francisco and how thankful I am for the many wonderful things here that bring joy and ease to my life.

This morning was the day all the time Rachael Kendall spent planning and organizing a birthday party for her sister at the Academy of Sciences came to fruition. We had a wonderful time with lots of fun, and VIP treatment at many of the popular exhibits like the Rain Forest, the earthquake shake table, and a show at the Planetarium. The girls were happy, we adults were too. We came home exhausted in the best possible way.

This evening my husband headed across town to the home of one of the members of the San Francisco City Chorus, where they are practicing Christmas carols. Soon their various caroling gigs will be starting up for the season and they will be ready to share the musical joy. Here's a sample from one of last year's gigs held at the Academy of Sciences.

Later this evening, Rachael needed to take her Tanner (you've met him many times before in blog posts) to a vet since his breathing was labored. The vet at the SPCA is a 5-minute car ride away--available even on a Sunday night. Tanner is being treated for some virus and will soon be his happy self again.

Tanner in San Francisco

Three typical examples of life in San Francisco -- the attractions, the people, the service -- I'm thankful for my life here in the midst of a thriving metropolis.

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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547






Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • November 20 2017 05:36AM


I am so glad you have found peace and happiness in San Francisco Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 3 years ago

I enjoy reading your posts about life in San Francisco. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 3 years ago

Good morning, Lottie Kendall your love for San Francisco radiates with every post you write.... not everyone is so Blessed to have that.... nice post...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Life is good I see. Your post was really nice and I alwats enjoy seeing Tanner.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Hi Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, we're both fortunate to live where we do.

Sheila Anderson - I know how much you love and appreciate dogs - I'll keep those Tanner pics coming!


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Good morning, Gita Bantwal - next time you visit SF, we should plan another get-together.

Hi Barbara Todaro - I do enjoy living here--never a dull moment. 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

I know you have carved out a wonderful life in this gorgeous city, Lottie. You remind us all why we left a piece of our heart there... 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 3 years ago

Hello Lottie Kendall it is easy to see that you love your life in that lovely city!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Lisa Von Domek - living here suits us to a T.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall - I do believe you are in a good place and the right location. Your posts exude lots of happiness for your lifestyle and activities. May you and your family members always be healthy, wealthy, wise and just the right amount of speed to keep walking and hiking!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 3 years ago

I come to San Francisco 4 times a year to speak to investors and although I do not have that much time I do enjoy one major thing, food. I can't count the number of great restaurants.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 3 years ago

Thank you for your wishes, Patricia Feager - I send them back to you! Enjoy.

Hi Joe Pryor - I've found a few ho-hum restaurants, 1 bad one, many good ones, and a few top-notch places we return to over and over. With all these dining spots around, I've gotta keep walking up and down the hills 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

I visited several times and know it is a fabulous city. Next time I will connect and maybe we can meet.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) about 3 years ago

Please do let me know when you'll be in San Francisco next time - I'd love to meet up with you in person.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago