The Fun Continues: Picking Up Kevin

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Apprentices Unite! Kevin Tomlinson, Mary Pope-Handy and Tisza Major-Posner stumble upon the Sellsius bus in San Francisco.
"I can resist anything but temptation" the saying goes.

We really did intend to behave, honest.

But Tisza, Kevin and I just couldn't help ourselves. Tisza and I had just picked Kevin up from San Farncisco's airport and we were meandering toward The Cliff House, where I wanted them to enjoy a great view and great food with some neat ambiance.

Skirting the edge of Golden Gate Park, Tisza cried out, "That's the Blog Bus!!" It took about a quarter of a second for us to realize that this was too good to pass up.

A few turns later, we were parked behind the RV, plastering it with business cards and post it notes.

Kevin stuck a post-it next to Ardell's image with a comment that said, "Call me, I'm easy" and thoughtfully included her (real) phone number. (Not posted since I don't want to cause Ardell to get true harassment about it.)

Oh, the fates must have loved us to present an opportunity so perfect!

Mary Pope-Handy, Tisza Major-Posner and Kevin Tomlinson enjoy lunch at The Cliff House in San Francisco on July 31, 2007, before Bloggers ConnectCalming our giddy souls down, we resumed our regularly scheduled search for food. Tisza got us out to The Cliff House, which was originally founded in 1850 (that's old for here!) and we enjoyed a nice selection of food - I think all of us had some sort of shellfish or another in our table at the window.

That darned fog was there in SF too, but both Kevin and Tisza seemed to revel in it. "I could live here" Kevin said, "Fog is what you think of with San Francisco" said Tisza, making sure I understood that she'd have been disappointed without it.

Go figure!

Lunch was great, Kev insisted on treating (all the while insistng what a mean guy he is - we were not buying it). And then, Tourist Time. First a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, then down Lombard Street, and finally up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Great views as the fog was (finally) clearing.

Here are some pics for you to enjoy:

Tisza and Kevin at The Cliff House...with lots of fog, which made them happy
Tisza and Kevin just before lunch at The Cliff House, which is on the Pacific Ocean.

Tisza Major-Posner and Mary Pope-Handy at the Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we are at the Golden Gate Bridge. "The view would be great, but for the fog" I explained again and again...


Tisza braved driving down Lombard Street in San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Lombard Street caused Kevin to shout over and over "wait, stop, I have to take a photo!"

Kevin Tomlinson, Tisza Major-Posner, and Mary Pope-Handy on Telegraph Hill (Coit Tower)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kevin Tomlinson at Coit Tower in San Francisco, July 31, 2007

 

 

 

And here you see Kevin in front of a statue of Christopher Columbus (a most famous Italian who is also remembered well in San Francisco's "North Beach" or Italian District) at Coit Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




This place is so beautiful!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California state flower, the poppy (look but don't pick - it's illegal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The California State flower - the poppy

Tisza was happy to be in San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tisza sporting an "I survived Project Blogger" tshirt.

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Rainer
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Mary Warren
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What fun it's been reading these last 2 blogs you've done! It sounds like you and Tisza got along wonderfully and had an AWESOME time!  It's been a blast reading about it all and seeing the great pictures.
Aug 02, 2007 04:08 PM #1
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LOVED reading about this adventure. Thanks so much for sharing it and your photos!
Aug 02, 2007 04:10 PM #2
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
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Thanks Mary!  We ALL had a lot of fun. I so loved meeting Cheryl Johnson, and Frances Flynn Thorsen, and sooo many people I'd be afraid of starting a list for fear of leaving people off!

Tisza is EXACTLY like she is in her blog - very, very talkative!  Kevin always says how mean he is, but then he insists on picking up the tab so we have a tiny credibility problem there - he's actually a real sweetheart in person.

So much fun.

More pics to come!
Aug 02, 2007 04:12 PM #3
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Mary Pope-Handy
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Jane Ann, thanks :)  We did have fun!
Aug 02, 2007 04:13 PM #4
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

OH man.  As I said somewhere before--MPH is soooooo nice, it is scary.  She made a comment once when I was doing my infamous "Lincoln Road" post that she was sorry that it took me 16 hours to do the post.  Now after meeting her, I know she REALLY meant it.  That is why we got along:  exact opposites.

Good times.  We took so many pics!  Every time a picture was taken MPH would shout "NO HIPS".  LOLOLO

 

I'm laughing so hard right now.  NO HIPS!

Tisza am I exaggerating?

Aug 02, 2007 04:14 PM #5
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

O.k. Mary,

Good intentions humm...you know what they say about people with good intentions, right?

Looks like you three had a great time in S.F., your photos show that loud and clear. Great job by all three of you!  And CONGRATS on your winning blog http://liveinlosgatos.realtownblogs.com, I've been there a couple of times myself.

 

Aug 02, 2007 04:16 PM #6
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Kevin you aren't exaggerating. It's almost a family byword when anyone comes near us females from the Buckley clan with a camera. We were all just born into the wrong century (that is, we weren't born when abundant figures equalled unparalleled beauty). See, God does have a sense of humor.

NO HIPS! :-)

Love ya, Kevin!
Aug 02, 2007 04:18 PM #7
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Ah, Mary, my Favorite City, I have been there Five times and could GIVE tours there at this point!  what a wonderful day you had and good times that will never be forgotten.  I enjoyed those pictures SO much!!
Aug 02, 2007 04:37 PM #8
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Mana Tulberg
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Mary, You are making me very, very jealous. Sounds like you guys had a blast.

Aug 02, 2007 04:57 PM #9
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
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Carole, thanks, I bet you could!!

Mana, you were missed. Next time!!!
Aug 02, 2007 05:35 PM #10
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Looking back at these pics ==we had so much fun.  I'm so, so glad we got to meet.  You gals are great.

I got much for for ya.

MPH....will give me some blogging tips?

 

 

Aug 02, 2007 05:41 PM #11
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Kevin you are a riot. Your blog is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! 

Besides, if I told you to post about the ghosts in Miami Beach, what would you say to me, huh? <g> Just kidding :) 

Seriously, we have to swap sucessful strategies so both our blogs get better & better.

You better keep in touch.... by IM, facebook, email... you name it kiddo :)

Enjoy the rest of your time in SF!!!!
Aug 02, 2007 05:56 PM #12
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Sybil Holcomb
Ayres Realty - Douglasville, GA
Great pics.  Don't you just love that place.  Lombard st. is so cool.  Need to make another trip there soon.  Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
Aug 02, 2007 09:25 PM #13
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Fred Pickard
Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc - Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA
Love the Cliff House. I could watch the seals all day. And If I remember correctly, they have a museum of some sort on the lower level with lots of old time (early 1900's) of the building and the "swimming pool".
Aug 02, 2007 10:38 PM #14
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Sybil I *do* love that place, it is one of my favs. Bill Cosby did a skit on driving in San Francisco and dying because of the hills and joked that with Lomard Street they're not satisfied with you just killing yourself by rolling into the bay, they plant little flowers on all the curves as a memorial to those who've died...it's very funny.

Fred me too. It's been around for over 150 years and (as I bored Kevin and Tisza with the tale), my great-grandmother had a birthday party there in which my grandmother (her future daughter in law) announced her engagement. I just love that connection.  We didn't go downstairs but you're right about the gallery of pics!
Aug 03, 2007 01:32 AM #15
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Vicki Lloyd
The Lloyd Realty Group - San Diego, CA
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You guys had way too much fun!  It looks to me like all the participants were real winners!  (and those us of on the sidelines enjoyed it too.)

Vicki 

 

Aug 03, 2007 09:28 AM #16
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Vicki thanks - we really did have so much fun. I only wish that more of the apprentices could have been there. It's so much like our real estate lives where our competitors are ALSO our friends.
Aug 03, 2007 10:48 AM #17
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Tisza Major-Posner
I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group - Claremont, CA
DRE#01784679

Hi Mary,

Well, I am almost human again and am preparing for my very own take on the PB/Inman/SF experience, stay tuned...

Tisza

Aug 03, 2007 04:19 PM #18
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Tisza,

Sorry your drive was SO long but glad you have good pics to show for it!!

Mary
Aug 03, 2007 04:32 PM #19
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor
Mary,

again, great pics taken, all you guys had fun for what I am seeing :)   keep the good blog !

Ray Saenz
Aug 16, 2007 07:45 PM #20
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