Jogging to Glen Park and Billy Goat Hill

6 Oct

On the weekend James and I went to a house inspection near the border of Noe Valley and Glen Park. I checked it out on Google Maps and it was a straight line there so I figured why not jog there.

Reasons Why Not

  • It was like 30C
  • So many hills

This photo flattens the hills a lot but you get the general up and down gist of it. This was at about the halfway mark.

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It was almost so hard that it was fun. It definitely would have been fun if it hadn’t been so hot. James was a superstar and ran the whole thing nonstop (he was waiting for me at the end).

The house that we were inspecting was cool – up a flight of stairs and hidden with no street frontage. This area was a little too residential (and the house will likely end up over our budget), but I still love the idea of secret houses.

Afterwards we went to Billy Goat Park, which has killer views over San Francisco. Apparently there’s normally a swing but someone had cut it down and there was just a rope.

This is James retrieving the rope before we realised it was too short for swinging Tarzan-style.

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I think James maaaybe could have managed it (I had to get on my tippy-toes and could only hold on to the very end of the rope) but he’s scared of heights. At least we had plenty of time to enjoy the view!
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I didn’t have it in me to jog home so we just kind of meandered and admired the different houses. We passed two lemonade stands and a bunch of elaborately decorated houses for Halloween. I can see why Noe Valley and Glen Park are popular with families!

Oh yeah, and the promised update about the Dolores Park condo. As predicted we weren’t the highest offer. I don’t know what it ended up selling for because it’s still pending but apparently we were equal 4th out of 6 (and there was a big gap between us and 3rd place).

James and I are inspecting a rental property in Mountain View on Wednesday so we’ll see how that goes.

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