BEST WESTERN San Mateo/Los Prados Inn
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Room service
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... upstairs area over the cell blocks was closed, and this time we were able to tour it, including the solitary cell of the "Birdman", Robert Stroud, as well as the crude hospital facilities. Other than that, the tour was pretty much as we remembered it from before. It's a very cool place to visit if you haven't been. Wren completed the Junior Ranger program, of course, so she has an Alcatrazz Junior Ranger badge, which likely not many kids can say.
Now it was time to ...
... Trust me, it's pretty scary. I learned later that this earthquake set most of the city ablaze and to stop the spread of the fire, they dynamited Van Ness (a large avenue through town). 'MURICA. From here, we hopped on the bus, travelling in sun-basked style from Golden Gate Park, through Haight-Ashbury (lots of hippies), City Hall (lots of suits), Tenderloin (lots of crack addicts), Union Square (lots ...
... celebrated as a colony on June 29, 1776. It remained a small colony of around 300 and was eventually annexed by the United States in 1846. In 1849 the great gold rush brought over 30,000 people to the area and the lonely untouched Alcatraz Island was then used as a fort to protect the ship traffic exporting gold as well as to protect the colonists. A fort was built and more than 400 soldiers were sent there to protect the bay area. Alcatraz was ...
... was located. We got a park right outside. I thought it would be packed but there was only a couple of other nosey people hanging around! I couldn’t believe we were standing at the house where Mrs Doubtfire was filmed. The house looked the same but very different at the same time. There was a tree out the front, which wasn’t there in the movie, which seems to have become a bit of a memorial area for Robin Williams. People from all over have signed rocks and the tree ...
... s and brightly painted. Some idiots had stuccoed the exterior of some, but soon realised their mistake.
Through the outer road of Golden Gate park which we were told is bigger that Central Park. Maybe because there are no inner roads here. There are many different parks, both botanical and recreational.
The highlight of the trip was going over the Golden Gate. Wow it sure is tall, and even taller from the top ...