Howard Johnson Express Inn South San Francisco
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... Beach on the 17 mile road. It is a gated community that to have to pay $10 to enter and is part owned by Clint Eastwood - he is also the mayor. The houses are pretty epic and the views are magnificent!! It was a great drive and we stopped in at the Lodge at the Pebble Beach Golf Club (where they hold the US Open) for Christmas lunch.
After our delish lunch we forged on to San Fran where we checked into our motel (which was also pet friendly ...
... there was still a lot of poverty in that area of town, and all over the city really. That's something that's really surprised me, and is definitely more prevalent, if not more noticeable here than at home. There's so many people begging on the streets, or clearly homeless and deprived, and there seem to be a high number of them that are suffering with mental health problems. It's really sad to see.
We went on a trip to Alcatraz ...
... If you are determined enough you can achieve anything in this life.!
We had a great meal in a place called the "Black Bear" tonight - the waitresses were so interested to find out about our trip. I bought some suspenders ( got to be done) with bear paws all over them. Hopefully they should keep my things from drooping!!! LOL!
Golden Gate bridge ...
... seen the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge yet, but that was really the only bright spot about the last 1.5 hours of driving. Once across the San Francisco Bay, traffic sped up, and, after a swing by the library to pick up some books and DVDs, we got home at 4:45PM.
All day we had temperatures of between 90 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but as soon as we approached the Bay Bridge, you could ...
... attempts and what life was like on the inside. It was all there. We saw the cells used in the "Escape from Alcatraz". We went inside the claustrophobic solitary cells.
After a thoroughly informative and enjoyable few hours on the Rock we climbed aboard for the boat trip home, tucking into our packed lunch as we watched the city get closer.
From the Alcatraz trip we went on to Ripley's Believe It or Not "Odditorium". Robert ...