Extended Stay America - Oakland - Alameda Airport
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Waking up at 4am wasn't fun to get to Pier 33 to get ourselves some Alcatraz tickets. We managed to get the 8.45 trip tickets and set off to 'the rock' where we walked about the grounds and did the guided audio tour. From Alcatraz we got the cruise back and headed to pier 39. SO MANY sea lions! We grabbed a bite to eat in Hard Rock Cafe before setting out to Coit tower. We had to ...
... was up the top of a huge hill but then, the whole city is built on stupidly steep hills…. good for the butt muscles anyway!!
Day 2 and we head back to the docks and boarded our open topped bus tour.
These excursions really are an excellent way to see any city - they give you a potted history and point out the best attractions. Often, they'll provide discounted entry to various places and so it is worth taking one. We rode around the city and saw the awesome ...
... were just walking along spread all over the path in "la la" land, then an experienced rider would zoom past and to top it off on one side there was cars, trucks and buses and the other side an almighty drop. When we reached the other end my legs were shacking, I was pleased we had made it and so pleased we were catching the ferry home. The ride continued down a pretty steep road to Sausalito.
... after the first print, because you can only do one at a time, we find out the machine gives change, nothing else in America gives change, it usually just keeps the lot.
We continued on our walk quite happy because we had our prints and ...
... on the scruffy look, so my ears stay warm. While down town we bought a few supplies for tomorrow, quite a few people doing last minute bits and pieces.
I'm not telling you what we are having until tomorrow but we have a fridge and freezer full and there is only three of us and a very small puppy, a friend of Olga's might be joining us so I hope he can eat a lot.
The afternoon was spent emailing and skypeing, which was good to catch up ...
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