Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North
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... most notorious penitentiaries. We heard some amazing stories, one of which involving Alvin Karpavitz, who claimed the fame of being one of Americas most famous psychopaths. He was given the nickname in the prison of "Ol Creepy Karpis," as he walked around on tippy toes. The mug shots of the crooks, which included one of Al Capone were spine chilling as their crazy stares seemed to cut through you. I felt some empathy for the prisoners as I spent five minutes in ...
... the bridge ride. We guessed it was 15 miles or so and it had several big hills. It was a nice ride by the bay and had lots of dog friendly parks. When we got to the bridge it was a huge pain to figure out which way to actually go to ride across it. As with anything government run it didn’t make any sense how they did it and the side bikes rode on and the other side that people walk on changed daily. So after riding around 20 mins ...
... beneath the main prison building. There was also a playing yard for wardens' children. They lived all the time on the island and were brought to school in SF everyday on a boat.
Alcatraz closed in 1963 and after that the indigenous people claimed their rights for the island in the '70's. They occupied Alcatraz for months until they got removed by the government. Finally, Alcatraz got converted into a museum in 1972.
Today we had a big day of travel, firstly taking the train from Washington DC to Newark International Airport and then our 6 hour flight to San Francisco. We decided to walk to Union Station which only took half an hour but was a bloody good workout.
Caught the lovely comfy train to Newark Liberty airport. Was fantastic to finally have wifi after not being able to get it at our accommodation.
... learning about the riot and that 3 men trying to escape caused days worth of panic and the military had to drop bombs, we even saw the explosion marks on the floor. We finally caught the ferry back to the
wharf and saw 2 dolphins. We had an awesome day, we then went and got a sit down meal at Applebee's with views over Fisherman's Wharf. Afterwards we walked up to Lombard Street to get some photos.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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