Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Day at Alcatraz

Some of you may know, I'm on vacation in the San Francisco area.
Saturday we spent the day going into SF and visiting Alcatraz!

The views were really gorgeous, and I want to share them with you!

The view as we stepped off the boat onto the dock

I learned a lot about the history of Alcatraz, like how Indians occupied it in the 60's just after the prison closed. There's still painted signs all over the island from them.

The cells were teeny tiny!
Room for a twin bed, toilet, sink, and small folding ledges that acted as a desk and chair.

In 1962, 3 men successfully escaped from Alcatraz. (never to be seen again and presumably drowned) This was the cell of one of the men. You can see the chiseled out air vent where he escaped from, and his fake head in which he used to fool the guard during the "head counts" throughout the night!

I couldn't stop taking pictures of the views!! 
(Just ask my hubby as every time he turned around I was off somewhere taking another pic!)

The Golden Gate Bridge as we were leaving.

One last view of Alcatraz Island

And back to San Francisco!

I'm loving these new experiences!! Hope you enjoying seeing the pics! :)

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