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... went off as you can imagine.
THURS. 30th Oct.
Back to the pier area to collect our mode of transport for the day, a GO CAR. Really a 3 wheel scooter encased in a bright yellow fibreglass body and made for just 2. We headed off on the GPS fully guided tour to get to some of the places off the normal tourist trails. Must admit, it was a bit "hairy" at times, dodging in and out of traffic but I guess the locals are getting used to ...
I followed that up with an excellent Clam Chouder in a sourdough bread bowl and glass of Napa Valley Riesling for dinner - both were excellent.
As I wandered contentedly back to my motel for a mid-afternoon cat-nap, by chance, I spotted, through an open window, several old wooden rowing skiffs in various stages of repair. Now one of the things I had wanted to involve ...
... here. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the newly created Bureau of Prisons became interested in the island as a place for a high-profile, maximum-security facility. Alcatraz reopened in 1934 as a federal penitentiary. Of the 1,545 men who did time on Alcatraz, only a handful were notorious – among them, Al “Scarface” Capone, “Doc” Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Floyd Hamilton, and Robert ...
Today was jam packed again but really good. We went to a traditional American diner for breakfast. We then went down to the piers and had a mooch around what dad likes to call the tat shops!!! We then took a boat over to alcatraz. Alcatraz was really interesting, there's loads more to it than you would expect. Many families used to live on the island. The natives ...
... time you buy organic food, recycle waste, start or maintain a community garden, protest a war no one wants or needs, or simply vote for a politician who's more interested in arts and education rather than making the world's super rich richer, remember the kernel of such radical action began in the hearts and minds of post WW2 children, searching, often desperately and with no map other than a vague idea, a notion, that the world they had been ...