A Country Cottage
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... prison for only 29 years, with the last inmates leaving in 1963. It closed due to deterioration and high operating costs. It has become a symbol of America's dark side and a popular attaction for tourists to visit. We got to hear about the people who tried to escape it, I still need to watch the movies! But some pretty fascinating stories. We had an audio tour of the prison cell block and you could stay as long as you wanted to wander around the island. ...
... It was cool to see the original sketches and water colours of some of the characters like Dumbo and the model of Disneyland was cute. I have to admit though, there was just so much to read that I might have got a bit bored about two thirds of the way through and just looked at the nice pictures like a child.
It was a loooong walk back uphill to the hostel and I was pretty tired when I got back but I decided to be brave and go out for some thai food on my own. (I said brave, ...
... when she had visited California years ago. We proceeded to get very excited, take lots of pictures and congratulate ourselves for finding, only to drive across the real Bixby bridge ten minutes later.
- Cake battered flavoured ice cream.
- Driving in America in general. Literally the cars are just big Go-Karts, the roads are massive and the staple car is an SUV.
- Staying at Sara's - everything about it was a highlight.
- A coffee and green tea at ...
... after the jail closed. I did an audio tour of the jail, which was narrated by the officers and prisoners who worked and spent time in the jail. The cells were crazy small, about 1metre by 2metre and just had a bed, a shelf, a toilet and a sink. Solitary confinement was eerie, the cells were a little bigger but were behind a wall and a big heavy door so no light could get in, some inmates were in those cells for 14 days at a ...
We decided we'd go on a night tour. It was sooooo cold, especially after New York. The sun was lovely, but the wind was vicious. I ended up buying two really ugly fleece jackets so we didn't die of the cold. Before we left the hotel we had talked about grabbing our jackets, so I was really cross we hadn't. However, the fleece jackets were only $11 each, so they didn't break the bank. The guys on the bus made me laugh, as ...