Al and Cal Homes and Community: 18 Miles Southwest of Boston Inner Peace Harmony and a Little Chi

18 Miles Southwest of Boston Inner Peace Harmony and a Little Chi

18 Miles Southwest of Boston Inner Peace Harmony and a Little Chi

I woke up this morning, Monday December 5th to a weather report that is almost unbelievable in New England for this time of year.  

I have a lot to do.  

The opportunity that presents itself today is just to much to ignore.    The weather is too ridiculous to ignore, the water is cold, but so what?Charles River Kayak

The outside temp might reach 60, the water temp is still very cold.  The last thing I want to do is end up in the drink!     I grab the very stable Dirigo Old Town (named Cloud, of course) out of the garage and load it into the car and head down to one of my favorite paddling spots.     At West Street in Medfield MA, there is an easy spot to put in.   I don my PFD, bright red.   See and be seen is the motto.  ( Oh, just like real estate! ), get my gloves on and push out.  

That nagging little guy on my shoulder is saying, it's Monday!          I ignore him and get into the rhythm.   

The water today proves to be a tough challenger.   It is high, the current is strong and with the wind out of the west, I know, I will not only have to work pretty hard but, I will have to watch out for hunters!  I head up river.    The sky is gray and the foliage is all but gone.    My brother in law would would ask what I find beautiful about it.   

It's not about that.    Is about achieving a bit of Chi and Inner peace that only nature can bring.   After about an hour of battling the current and the wind, I get into my mental state of letting it all go.  

It is then that I realize that this is not taking a day off!!!       This is where I do my best thinking!!  

As I paddle hard, with no interruptions,   I am formulating and finishing up my business plan in my mind for 2012!   I am deciding new strategies for my current listings!    Implementing these will make a big difference in my business for this year and next!     I am on a roll, literally!

Paddling hard through the twists and turns of the Charles River, I miss the wildlife that I usually find here.   Most of the birds have flown south.    I guess the Herons do too.   I will have to look that up.   No turtles jumping off their logs as I pass by, no fish jumping up to scare the hell out of me.    No fox.  No owls.  No deer.    Just me and my thoughts.    Well I did see a hunter hidden in the brush.    Thank God for orange.   I splash hard so that he hears me. Yea, I am sure he loved that!

So, What's this have to do with Real Estate, you might ask?    

Here is my answer. 

Approximately 18 miles southwest of Boston, in the small town of Medfield on the Millis line you can achieve a bit of inner piece and harmony.    For Free!    The landscape of the Charles River is breathtaking.   Even this time of year.   I don't care what my brother in law says!    

This is a beautiful place to live!    Plenty of things to do.    If you crave art, we have galleries.  If you love good food, we have excellent restaurants!    If you want things to do for the family.  Plenty!!   It you want that small town feel just minutes to Boston.  You have it.     Shopping?   Within minutes!   Public tran?    Yep, close by!   

This is the place to be.    Medfield or the surrounding towns.  

If you would like to live here, please give me a call.

   I have lived here since the 80's and would love to be your guide!   

 

 

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

508-494-9061

 

Comment balloon 18 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • December 05 2011 07:54PM

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Now this is a very well written real estate related post about the Charles River in Medfield.  You make me want to go there, well...until you mentioned the temperature, lol :)!  Glad you were able to get out and think and get some CHI :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) about 7 years ago

Hi Carol Ann....now this was one of the best localism posts I've read in a long time.....suggested....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 7 years ago

Hi Brenda.  It is unbelievably warm for this time of year and believe me I am cherishing it!!!!    I will write a blog post about a really cold snow kayaking trip if I have to.   Oh, something tells me that is in the cards.  Thanks for reading.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hi Barbara.   Thank you!   I am so wanting to get you to come out with me.    Appreciate the kind words and the "s". 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hey, Cal!  I think that finding great ways of clearing our heads is an important element of any business plan.  Good work!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Hi Pat.    Thank you.    I works great!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Wow! Sounds like Paradise to me, Carol Ann! Being able to clear your mind IS a very important part of running a business.

Posted by Chiara Petro, Your KEY to Home Sweet Home - Knoxville TN (Realty Executives Associates) about 7 years ago

Hi Chiara!    Feels like paradise to me and it is right out the back door.   Well almost.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

That is a great post! Really nice to know some of the great things in your area of the world. have a wonderful winter!

Posted by Aaron Mazurek, Powell River Property For Sale (BC) (Coast Realty Group, (Powell River) Ltd) about 7 years ago

Terrific post Cal, we all need to find that place that clears our mind and lets us think.  Good job.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) about 7 years ago

Hi Aaron.   Thank you.   I hope you have a wonderful winter too!    :)

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hi Al.     The Charles River continues to be the place for me.     Thanks for reading.   Hope you are well.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Cal ...what a great way to spend the day!  I knew someone who always said they could solve all the worlds problems when they were on a lawn mower ....

Have a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 7 years ago

Hi Rob.   Thanks for checking it out.   I always notice those nice looking paddling spots you highlight in your area!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Carol Ann,

Very cool and we all need to have somewhere we can g to think. I use to think my best when I was running for exercises and many folks on several occasions thought I was nuts. Good picture and it looks like you enjoyed yourself and reinvigorated your mind.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 7 years ago

Hi Bob.   You made me laugh.   I do think those runners are nuts too.  No offense!!  :)     Thank you for checking it out!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hi Carol-Ann ~ This brings back memories! We lived in Medfield when I was little and my brothers and I spent a lot of time fishing on Stop River on Causeway Street. It's a wonderful town though it sure has grown (I remember the first stop light going in uptown when I was 6).  Great post!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) about 7 years ago

Hi Elizabeth.   Medfield has certainly has grown even in the 30 plus years that I have been here.  The Causeway is paved and I guess you have seen we have a few lights.    Still the same small town feel though!    Thanks for reading.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

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