Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
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... which translates as "The Island of the Pelicans". It's surprising to know that despite the many birds that do nest on Alcatraz, there are no pelicans amongst them!
Alcatraz has since had a colourful and mixed history serving the Army as a fortress (1858-1933) and military prison (1861-1933), and the Department of Justice as a maximum-security federal penitentiary (1934-1963).
Arriving at Alcatraz Island, I was one of the last to disembark. Fortunately when ...
... Hispanics, Mexicans, and burrito shops, we found the street art!!
... s breakfast.
Back at the hotel I was able to check into the room, my roommate Vicky was there so it was nice to meet someone who will be on the tour with me. She had flown from China last night but her suitcase was broken when it arrived, so she had to buy a new one - not a good way to start her trip. She travels a lot with her job but has never been camping before so is a bit nervous, I hope we're not sharing a tent ...
... we stumbled upon the famous Castro Theatre and they were showing singalong a Wizard of Oz. Could it be more camp?! The Castro Theatre is a real show-stopper of a building. Built in 1922, it is straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster with ornate ceilings and walls, a grand balcony and a working Wurlitzer which plays the San Francisco song before each performance. It was a hilarious performance. The audience were given a fun pack on entering the theatre, consisting of ...
... to a Giants game at AT&T Park later that evening, let me tell you - what a stadium. It was a jaw dropping experience waking into and around the place. Live music, amazing selection of world foods, playground etc. The game was great - we lost - but it was Fantastic! It was damn cold. Damn damn damn cold, which was a shame. It would be really neat to do it again - only better prepared next time. Even a 60$ can blanket couldn't keep us ...