One Night Away - a fresh approach to life

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

The month of July was an extraordinary one for me in the real estate world. Great things resulted from the long hours, but a planned one-night get away had to be postponed. This week we finally had the chance to head on our short adventure.

Day One: This car-less adventure saw us head out the door with overnight backpacks, over North Beach with a stop at our friend's cafe (Pat's Cafe) for a leisurely breakfast and then down to Pier 41where a ferry boat took us across the bay to Sausalito via Angel Island and Tiburon.

map to Pier 41, SF

From there, we walked up the hill along the pretty roads until we came to the Morning Sun Trail (don't you love that name?) which lead us up staircases and trails to the Marin Headlands. After a bit of lunch, we hiked down to Tennessee Valley, up another ridge and then down to Muir Beach and our destination for the night: The Pelican Inn. After a much appreciated shower, dinner at the Inn was devoured by us hungry hikers, and an early night in a soft bed with the window thrown open wide put the final touches on the Day One.

Hike-Sausalito to Muir Beach

Day Two: Waking early, we strolled the very short way to Muir Beach, enjoyed dipping our toes in the chilly water, appreciating the beauty of the beach access across the lagoon.

Muir Beach access, Marin County, CA

After a hearty English breakfast it was time to hit the trails again. First we walked along pretty Redwood Creek trail , then switchbacks took us up, up, up the Heather Cut-Off Trail (first picture) and up some more on the Coastal View Trail. Arriving at the intersection of the Dipsea Trail, we then headed down the Dipsea steps and trail to the town of Stinson Beach.

Map of hike. Muir Beach to Stinson Beach

 Hiking trail,Mt. Tam

Not many years ago I would have found this to be two easy days of hiking. Now, either my legs and lungs are older or the hills are steeper! In any case, the magnificent panoramas of City, bay, Pacific Ocean and mountains were still as rewarding as ever.

As we approached Stinson Beach on the last mile of trail, the thought of a cold margarita, happy hour and dinner before catching the bus to take us back to San Francisco beckoned us to keep up the pace.

Heading into Stinson Beach, CA

Home again after two glorious days,  tired and happy, and ready to face the world and obligations.

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Nina Hollander
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Hi Lottie, just Mt. Tam.... I'm not all that big on hiking... but I did enjoy biking through Sausalite, Tiburon, Walnut Creek, etc.

Sep 01, 2019 08:12 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Nina Hollander - in my opinion, Mt. Tam is the Queen Jewel of the Bay Area; something there for everyone, including stunning vistas in all directions.

Sep 01, 2019 08:48 AM #13
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lauren laski
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Wow, Looks amazing. Hopefully, the feeling stays with you and helps you soar even more.

 

 

Sep 01, 2019 08:56 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi lauren laski - we had a wonderful little get away; thanks for your good wishes. Here's hoping Dorian treats you gently.

Sep 01, 2019 10:46 AM #15
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Lottie I would love to get away and do a two day hike like that.

Sep 01, 2019 03:26 PM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Lottie Kendall,

I am so glad you were finally able to fulfill your adventure and what an adventure it was!  Have a great holiday!

Sep 01, 2019 03:59 PM #17
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Lottie- you have my deepest admiration for what you did!!! My spirit is willing but my knees and lungs say "don't do it."   

Sep 01, 2019 05:24 PM #18
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Lottie Kendall
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George Souto - I bet you could plan a similar one in your area. If not -- plan a vacation in California and set aside 2 days. Great fun - especially the margarita at the end of the 2nd day.

Sep 01, 2019 07:39 PM #19
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Lottie Kendall
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Kathy Streib - my knees and lungs complained a lot -- but I didn't listen to 'em  20-30 years ago it was much easier than today.

Sep 01, 2019 07:40 PM #20
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - we had a grand time. The first day in particular we had lots and lots of elevation gain (and then loss) I slept almost 9 hours, unheard of for me. I hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.

Sep 01, 2019 07:42 PM #21
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Wow, this is my kind of refresher. I love the feeling of exhaustion one feels from this type of adventure.  Good for you, how satisfying. D 

Sep 02, 2019 09:04 AM #22
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Brian England
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Wow, that is my kind of hike for sure!  I am going to bookmark this in case I am ever in that area and can experience that hike for myself.

Sep 02, 2019 09:05 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
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When you're visiting in Walnut Creek, you and Bernie should plan a day (or two) to explore Mt. Tam and hike in the headlands, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I think you'd like it!

Sep 02, 2019 09:09 AM #24
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Brian England - that's one reason I put the little Google maps in the post; to help people see the possibility. We get a kick out of leaving the car at home and using public transit, but the main kick is from the hike itself.

Sep 02, 2019 09:11 AM #25
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - You continue to amaze me. Congratulations on a successful month of sales in July. I like how you reward yourself for your achievements and never take meeting up with a friend or one day or any hiking days for granted. No matter who you walk with or meet up with may you be happy and may there always be adventures you treasure! 

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand....(traditional Gaelic blessing).

Sep 02, 2019 03:00 PM #26
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Lottie Kendall
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Happy Labor Day, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I love that Gaelic blessing and it often pops into mind when I'm out on the trails, especially open trails like the bulk of the ones on this hiking trip. Thank you for that, and for your comments.

Sep 02, 2019 04:08 PM #27
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Good morning Lottie Kendall -  you really had an exciting trip and you were about to start right from your home.  I am sure you felt a sense of accomplishment when you reached Stinson Beach.

Sep 04, 2019 07:27 AM #28
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Grant Schneider - I did feel a sense of accomplishment -- along with sore knees! 

Sep 04, 2019 08:06 AM #29
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Oh, now THAT is my kind of getaway, Lottie! How cool is it that you didn't even have to get in a car to get to your destination?

I know you were pleasantly exhausted when you returned. And, congrats on the great month - you deserved a break to recharge!

Sep 08, 2019 11:31 PM #30
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Lottie Kendall
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Our overnight was a delightful break, Debe Maxwell, CRS We had a similar one-day Marin Headlands hike yesterday. (Until my latest listing is ready for open houses I'm taking advantage of time off!)

Sep 09, 2019 07:29 AM #31
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