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... the floral Lombard Street. Since our hotel was right on top of the steepest hill it gave us a good reason to use them. Alcatraz is located in the bay & was a high security prison before closing in 1963. 'The Rock' came with an interesting audio guide detailing some of the famous prisoners & the various escape attempts; it was recorded by one of the prison officers which must have been an interesting job! We spent our remaining time ...
... have been able to on foot.
Afterwards Sheila went back to the hostel but Lily and me went for a wander around Fisherman’s Wharf. We sat for a while on pier 39 where there are loads of sea lions basking in the sun. They were funny things and seemed to get so cross with each other when they got in an out of the water. I really enjoyed just sitting at watching them interact. Later, Lily helped me move back into the city ...
... we had started to realise we were in a pretty dicey looking area but since it was still daylight we thought we'd walk and maybe catch a cab back. Turned out OK but there are a lot of homeless people in the area which is called Tenderloins and I did some research and essentially you stay on certain streets and stay away from others. When we got to the theatre which is on one of the main streets, Market Street, the area still had a few homeless people etc, but it felt safe ...
... Zip Car and off we went.
Very hot and sunny (over 80 F... heh heh) in Palo Alto.
Walked, chatted, grabbed lunch.
Glad we got to see Lina - she is heading to New Mexico in January for a new job (Dept of Chemistry, Dept of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Cancer Center/School of Medicine)
One thing that was very noticeable as we drove along - wow that Cali drought is pretty serious. Everything was ...
... 39. So we did. We had lunch at the Wipe-out bar and grill. Marie had fish and chips and I, having eaten curry not long ago, had an appetizer of coconut shrimp skewers. It was great. Then we caught the bus back to the tour office and walked (uphill) back to the hotel. Marie stayed at the hotel for a rest while I walked back to Pier 39 taking photos, including of the resident Sea lions. I also checked out the restaurants looking for a nice one for ...