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Fri Jun 25, 2015
Departure: 8:40 AM Bakersfield, CA
Arrival: 3:15 PM Palo Alto, CA
Miles: 253 miles
Travel Time: 7 hrs.
It's been almost seven weeks exactly--just a couple of days shy—and about two weeks longer than we anticipated. Barbara and I are still (or again) sick, and we'll be checking in with our doctor on Monday. Friday afternoon was spent emptying the RV, which we ...
Chicago was pretty good. I can't really judge because we where only in there for a couple of hours. It was nice and Mum tried to pack up billions of supplies for the next train trip that took us to San Fransisco.
The train To San Fransisco was pretty spectacular a great view. A aeroplane would of taken shorter but the train was beyond the limits. Food was a bit expensive but with loaded and prepared food from Chicago. The Rocky's was ...
... However, the sights made it worth it. It truly was beautiful. When we got to the bridge, riding across was crazy. It was definitely the best way to do it. We then had a big downhill ride to Sausalito. That is a beautiful little town on the water. We (well I) wanted to catch the ferry back to Pier 41 after the 8 mile ride across the bridge to Sausalito. However, on each ferry there are a limited number of seats available ...
... We did an audio tour, which was really well done and narrated by both former inmates and former staff so the various parts of the prison were brought to life with their stories. The prison only operated for 30 years, but housed the roughest of the rough so the stories are really interesting. On a pseudo creepy note, one former inmate could be found signing his newly published book in the gift shop!! I've attached his story and photo. A bit ...
... must have felt as they got off to begin their sentence.
The jailhouse tour was both informative and interesting, a good insight to what day may have been like on 'The Rock" as they call i.