Mystery Photo Contest: The Answer and the Winner

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Mystery Photo Contest: The Answer and the Winner

Last month's Mystery Photo Contest took us up to the skies with this photo and the following two questions:

 

Mystery Photo - aerial shot-SF Bay Area

 

1.       What is the name of the mountain in the distance?
2.       What is the name of the large, flat island to the left of the bridge?

 

I'm happy to announce that the winner of last month's Mystery Photo Contest is Rosalie Hughes, a newsletter reader who lives in San Carlos, California. She correctly identified the mountain in the distance as being Mount Diablo and the island to the left of the bridge as Treasure Island. Rosalie, I hope you enjoyed the gift cards to 2 of San Carlos' locally-owned businesses, My Breakfast House Cafe and Zest Bakery.

Just a reminder for those of you who aren't living here in San Mateo County or the Silicon Valley, this contest is for you, too! If you're the winner, your certificate will be a Starbucks card, or theater tickets. This is not just a local contest.

Another contest will be posted at the end of September, so check in then and play along.


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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Joan -- yes, it's a nice way to reach people and build a relationship. Many of my paper newsletter readers are Seniors, and they take the time to read it and will call in with their answers. The electronic version gets sent out primarily to sphere and clients. I post it here and also on Facebook.

I've had responses from all these different tracks. Hope you play next month!

September 16, 2010 10:22 AM #12
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Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner

Lottie that's old home week for me. We lived in Danville in the foothills of Mt Diablo and had a beautiful view from our back yard.

September 16, 2010 10:24 AM #13
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A great view...

September 16, 2010 11:03 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Joshua - glad you like the view. It's not always one gets a shot like this from the plane.

September 16, 2010 12:58 PM #15
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Captain Bill! I knew you'd know this shot--I was hoping you'd see my earlier post and chime in. Next month, OK?

September 16, 2010 12:59 PM #16
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Congratulations to Rosalie................great photo Lottie.

September 16, 2010 01:21 PM #17
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Lottie Kendall
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Roger, I can't take credit for the photo--that goes to my friend, Blanche Shamoon. When I saw it I knew it would be fun to use here. Glad you liked it.

September 16, 2010 01:53 PM #18
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
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Lottie--thanks for the answers.  I am so glad that I chose today to check back. A few years ago I ran contests for my past clients.  It was a good lead generator and I would do it if I was still selling, but today I just teach on part time basis.

September 16, 2010 02:44 PM #19
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Gene Mundt
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Lottie:  I don't live anywhere near the places you feature ... but I always have to stop in to see the pics and learn something new.  Just think this is a great and fun little marketing feature you've got going.  Keep it up .. and hope it brings you much success!

Gene

September 16, 2010 07:33 PM #20
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Mary -- I'm glad you checked in, too. I'll have a new contest up and running on or about September 30 -- take a look and send in your answer (or answers)

September 16, 2010 07:42 PM #21
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Lottie Kendall
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Gene, I've been telling you--you and your wife should come visit San Francisco -- you would have recognized this view!

Kidding aside, I'm trying to change the format of my mystery photos so that there are two questions each month; 1 that probably only local folks would knoww, and 1 that anyone might know or figure out.

So--please check out next month's contest and see if you have one of the answers. I should post it around September 30.

September 16, 2010 07:45 PM #22
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Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
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Lottie,

You have the most interesting contest contests going on.. 

Love the photos.

September 16, 2010 09:35 PM #23
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist

Lottie, What a great idea! I was born in Burlingame … and have lived in neighboring Santa Clara County ever since second grade. The photo is very familiar to me.

September 16, 2010 11:07 PM #24
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Lottie Kendall
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Judi, thanks! I have fun with this, and hopefully other people do, too! check back around Sept. 30 for next month's contest--I think you (and your sweet granddaughter, Josie) will enjoy it.

September 17, 2010 12:47 AM #25
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Kathleen -- how fun! Check back again on September 30 -- you'll have a good chance of answering one or both of the questions.

September 17, 2010 12:48 AM #26
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene

No fair.  How are we disadvantaged contestants supposed to win?

September 17, 2010 01:03 AM #27
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Lottie Kendall
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Jane--you really need to fly up for a 3-day weekend (or more!) Then you, too, would be familiar with this view! Michael O'Conner from southern California (Mira Loma) won one of the contests, so you can, too.

Kidding aside, Most months I try to find one question that many might know, regardless of where they live, so you do have a chance. Check back on September 30--I'm liking my thought for the next contest!

September 17, 2010 01:12 AM #28
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Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ
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Ok Lottie I'm hoping to not miss the next contest.

September 17, 2010 07:41 AM #29
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Have a view of that very mountain from my backyard in Danville!!!  One of the BIG reasons I bought this home 20 yrs. ago!!!!!!

September 17, 2010 08:49 PM #30
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Kathy - Mt. Diablo, indeed, is a BIG mountain, and Danville is a pretty town. In another 6 or so weeks the weather ought to allow one to get out hiking and enjoying it again. Sure gets hot there in the summer!

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