Reminder: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Reminder: Don't Take Yourself Seriously -----

----- no one else does!

King Carlos III, statue at Lake Merced, SF

At a spot overlooking Lake Merced, in San Francisco, we chanced across this statue of King Carlos III of Spain, dedicated by King Juan Carlos I, in the 1970s. A very regal looking king, but he didn't get any respect from the seagull!

This afternoon's hike in San Francisco took us through a neighborhood near the western edge of the City, around Lake Merced, through Pine Lake Park and Stern Grove, and to the West Portal neighborhood where we "discovered" the Peruvian restaurant, Fresca! (Worth a trip all on it's own--make a reservation.)

Once again, a few hours break from a busy work schedule left us refreshed and happy. From time to time, I suggest you pull away from the attractions on the midpeninsula and Silicon Valley, and enjoy exploring San Francisco, so close and easy to do.

 

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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLottie Kendall • February 21 2011 01:41AM

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My day was spent just south of you in Carmel. The weather after that storm was absolutely gorgeous. Took some great videos of the waves rolling onto Carmel Beach. And the sunset! Wow. And not too far from where you are, Lottie.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) about 8 years ago

That is a funny shot!  How lucky that you caught it just right.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) about 8 years ago

Lottie:  This is just special as all get-out... as they say.  The poor little seagull... having such a slippery place to stand on.

Maybe he'll leave a little present before he makes his way to his next perch.  Very, very funny.  It will be nice to end this day and head to bed after such a laugh.  Thanks so much.  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 8 years ago

@ Hella in #1:  I think it would be a great idea for a post if you would write a post, and share that video of the waves rolling onto Carmel Beach.  Most folks, myself included, have probably never seen anything like that... and I'm sure we would love it if you would share.  Thanks so much.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this shot and your local perspective, you sure live in a beautiful place.  So do I although so different.  I just posted a blog article tonight with one of my favorite images of my wife and our dog walking through Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue, WA.  I love taking my camera along. 

Posted by Richard Willard, Richard Delane Willard (Asset Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Ha, ha, ha, Lottie! This picture is so funny. It's a great shot!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Glad to see you took a little break and did something fun Lottie.............love the photo, too funny.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 8 years ago

Hella, Carmel and the ocean there must have been spectacular. The air was clear as a bell in San Francisco, with snow seen on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, an unusual sight.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hi Karen Anne -- glad you enjoyed that picture. I had to laugh when I passed by--the King looked so very regal and proud!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Richard, thanks for stopping by, and for letting me know about Kelsey Creek Park--I'll go take a look

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Rose, I'm glad you found the picture fun!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hi Roger -- I feel very out of touch--too busy to spend sufficient time here lately. Hope you're well and happy. Nice of you to stop by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the photo.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Lottie--You described my kind of day!  When I was managing an office I used to keep my sneakers in the car for a quick walk at lunch time.  So refreshing.  I am going to post a few snowy pictures from my afternoon cross country skiing.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 8 years ago

What a hilarious picture you captured!  We had a wonderfully sunny (though cold) day yesterday, and I went for a big long walk with my dog - it just feels so good to be outside this time of year!  Now if spring would just truly arrive...

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA about 8 years ago

I can relate to that picture.  Something about bug and windshield?  How lovely your walk sounds -- CA & I have started walking every day and I find I'm actually starting to look forward to it.  Who'da thunk it?

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 8 years ago

Mary, I envy you your cross-country skiing days. We have fabulous skiing, both downhill and cross-country, in the Sierra Nevadas, but it's a 3-1/2 hour drive one way, and this year we've simply been too busy! Please do post some pictures!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Nancy, it really was hilarious! The statue is so serious an pompous; the seagull comic relief. Glad you got out for a good, brisk walk. That's my favorite way to chase away cobwebs.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

It kinda' grows on one, doesn't it, Tish? It's all those endorphines in our blood stream!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

I used to take many things seriously but not so much anymore.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 8 years ago

Life teaches us that, doesn't it Sharon? Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great week,

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

It reminds me of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square.  There are thousands of pigeons around.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 8 years ago

Pretty comical, huh? I think Lord Nelson's statue qualifies as being a bit on the pompous side, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago

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