Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Day 3- San Francisco
This morning, we rode a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf, where we saw Sea Lions right off the boardwalk resting on floating platforms that they set up for them there.
We ate lunch at a seafood place, then shopped a bit at the Wharf. We took a ferry over to Alcatraz Island. They had a fascinating audio tour given by real guards and prisoners that were there. It was really cool.
Below is a cell with a fake head, which was used by a prisoner who escaped. Below that is the hole he dug to crawl through.
For dinner, I had fresh strawberries & cherries- they tasted literally like a jolly rancher, they were so sweet- and some mini donuts. We bought & sent some postcards. That night, we drove about 20 miles north to our camping spot, which was in the middle of a Redwood forest! We drove through the most beautiful town I have ever seen. I can't even describe it- it looked like we were in Europe or something.
Below is the Golden Gate Bridge.