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... to visit Lucasfilm's campus and Rancho Obi-Wan; one of the largest private collections of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, but then I found out that there are no tours as such of Lucasfilm, and that Rancho was closed due to them packing for their exhibit at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Now I know I'm going to Celebration, but I wanted to see Steve Sansweet's full collection. However, given the above I then had to make a decision what to do for the one full day I ...
... from San Francisco. The parking lot at the market is filled with Bentleys and Porsches, their drivers shopping inside. For the first time on our trip, the people are not friendly. None smile or make eye contact. They walk right in front of you and don't bother to say excuse me. I had one woman make eye contact with me. I nodded hello and she smiled. They were in front of us at the register....turns out they were from France. ...
... water tower. After we disembarked we immediately donned our puffer jackets - there was no high rise buildings to protect us from the wind. A park ranger greeted us and gave us a talk about escape attempts and escapes shrouded in mystery. It was fascinating to hear about the lives of the prisoners and their misery at seeing the city so close but knowing they weren't able to go there.
The audio tour of the prison was fantastic. The way ...
... see port-a-loos for the workers. Today I saw two towed on the back of an old school bus that had been painted white. A one-stop staffroom facility. Take note RPS staff, even the farm labourers have more than one toilet. We noticed an increase in Spanish language radio stations today. Having said that there were more radio stations in general, which meant more roadtrip shena****ns. We stopped at Santa Cruz for a look at about 11am (it took us a couple of gos before we found the ...
... SF is hilly. Very hilly. The return walk was not without challenge as the youngsters complained of the aches and pains in their fragile young bodies as they noisily whined with each ascent. We took a brief break to look down Lombard street which appears to be a city planner's idea of a practical joke. Like a trail you might expect to climb up a mountain pass, this road zig zags down a steep hill. People queue to drive down it ...
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