Merry Christmas--but no more Christmas lights

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

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!

 

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

Dec 25, 2015 12:40 PM #1
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Noah Seidenberg
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Beautiful Lottie, I am with you.I love your photos.

Dec 25, 2015 01:25 PM #2
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Inna Ivchenko
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A VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours! May Santa bring you good health, joy, success and an extra serving of happiness and blessings!

Dec 25, 2015 01:39 PM #3
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I like these pictures more than the lights Lottie!

 

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

Dec 25, 2015 03:01 PM #4
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Lottie-That is a wonderful tradition. Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy healthy 2016

Dec 25, 2015 04:30 PM #5
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Kathleen Luiten
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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. ;-)

Dec 25, 2015 05:37 PM #6
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 Good morning Lottie. I do like your second photo it is so peaceful. Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2015 07:12 PM #7
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Gita Bantwal
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Good morning Lottie. Thnak you for sharing the nice photos . Have a good weekend.

Dec 25, 2015 08:22 PM #8
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Hoping you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a prosperous and Happy New Year!

Dec 25, 2015 09:14 PM #9
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Roger D. Mucci
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Great tradition on Christmas Day.....love the photos too, what a beautiful place to hike any time of the year.

Dec 25, 2015 09:45 PM #10
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Lottie. Sounds like it was a lovely way to spend the day and your photos are beautiful.

Dec 25, 2015 09:49 PM #11
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Lottie thank you and hope yesterday was a very special Christmas for you and your family.

Dec 26, 2015 08:07 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Lottie, sure sounds like a wonderful Christmas Day tradition, and those views are spectacular! 

Dec 26, 2015 10:12 PM #13
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Lisa Friedman
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How nice to have an annual Christmas Day hike. I do that on New Years Day. Happy Christmas Week, Lottie!

Dec 27, 2015 02:33 AM #14
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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.

Dec 27, 2015 07:27 AM #15
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Debbie Laity
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Your pictures are beautiful, Lottie. I love owls, too. With that scenery and the owls serenading you...it must have been a perfect hike. 

Dec 27, 2015 08:28 AM #16
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Lottie Kendall , Nature outdoes our fancy twinkling lights every time.  Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Jan 05, 2016 09:43 AM #17
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