Alameda CA: Island Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs

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Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs in Alameda CA

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I think I achieve balance in life by taking time to love living the beach life style in my island city of Alameda CA.


Fun in the sunAlameda CA

I live in Alameda CA. It’s an island of approximately 70,000 people. Yes, we have a fabulous beach with fantastic views of San Francisco. We’re surrounded by many marinas. The climate is heavenly. Today, it was windy, sunny and clear, around 61 degrees. This was a day avid kite boarders dream of --- and dozens of them showed up on the beach, dotting the blue sky with brightly-colored kites.



...What could be more enjoyable than that proverbial walk on and by the beach?

...What could be more relaxing than walking the dogs with someone you love?

...Best of all, I didn’t have to go out of town to have a grand old time.

… Living in my island city is like living in a resort.

 

Fortman Marina


Oh, joy!

Furthermore, my phone didn’t ring once during that walk . Seems like my clients are taking the time off, too, and achieving balance in their lives as well.


More fun in the sun

I have already marked my calendar for the sand castle bulding contest and the outdoor summer concerts at Crab Cove.

 

My idea of “fun in the sun” took on a different meaning due to recent circumstances.

Last year, my 87-year old mother became seriously ill and was in and out of the hospital. We nearly lost her a couple of times. As such, it was not advisable for me to leave for an extended period of time, not knowing what may happen in my absence. A year later, Mom is doing so much better, and is able to get around using either a walker or a cane.


Yesterday, I wanted to get them out of the house and do something different. I took them to Berkeley Bowl -- one of the largest and finest organic grocery stores in Berkeley, featuring a multitude of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Ever see a vegetable called the Hand of Buddha?


We had a blast. For us, it was like a vacation.

….We were exploring so it was like an adventure

....We were seeing new things

....We were delighted with every discovery.

… We were having a very good time!  

… We capped the day with lunch at one of our favorite sushi places.


These, to me, are my most enjoyable moments with my family.

And the most fun in the sun


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Marco Giancola
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
Majestic Properties

Hi Pacita-like you I live exactly where I always wanted. Showing waterfront homes to people from out of state still gives me a thrill when their mouths just drop open. I also have the beach (which I love) moments from my door.

May 29, 2012 03:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Pacita - proof we don't need a "full week" off for a vacation to re-charge our batteries.  Of course, if I lived in Alameda, I'd be on that beach all the time - I just love listening to the waves crashing and people watching.  

May 29, 2012 09:16 AM
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Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Marco --- I've seen your listings. Phenomenal. And yes, people flock to our areas for THEIR vacation. So we should enjoy where we are :)

Juli --- and think of all the folks who go to Scottsdale to experience your magnificent prairies. I did, in a jeep rally. Amazing country we live in.

May 29, 2012 11:03 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

Looks like the balancing act is one you have conquered well....and in a great place...have a super weekend !

June 01, 2012 04:56 AM
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

Pacita

Despite many trips to SFO I know almost nothing about Alameda except what I am learning from you! What a great place to be with a resort-llike environment yet so close to SF.

Jeff

June 04, 2012 06:27 PM
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Pacita Dimacali

Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
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