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... dropped your gloves"; (Sylvia) "I need my glasses"; (Sylvia) "I love you Stuart, but ..."; and (us, jokingly to Craig, though he never said it himself) "everyone back on the bus!."
We are off for a final dinner, but this is not the end of the blog. In time-honoured tradition, Craig and I will each wind up with an epilogue. Until then, thanks for looking in. Love and best wishes to our friends an family.
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... from the seagulls. They're everywhere.
I did actually manage to see the Golden Gate Bridge, on a harbour cruise. It was impressive, and Karl had dispersed so the views going up to and under it were excellent. I also spent a couple of days in Golden Gate Park, visiting the museums and gardens there. Finally, I took a ride on all three cable car lines in San Francisco. I queued for roughly an hour for the Powell-Mason line, about two hours (because ...
... prison. Famous inmates include Al Capone, George Kelly and Robert Stroud and there are numerous movies and rumours about escapes from Alcatraz. Many of the buildings are in poor repair after partial demolition in the 1960s after the prison was closed. The main prison block is still intact with some cells and admin areas furnished as they would have been when the prison was in use. No woman were ever imprisoned on Alcatraz, blacks were segregated from whites, Mexicans ...
... all Americans and in groups of at least 3. I wasn't really worried because I was looking forward to having this morning to myself. The food tour started and I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the history of the city and the way in which it basically became an instant city in a short period of time because of a gold rush. Our first stop was for a salami, mozzarella, pepper and basil sandwich which we ate standing on the sidewalk. Before I continue let me just say everything ...
... on the benches for the girls and Will and I got to ride the running boards hanging on to the poles for our lives. I was ok going up the hills but going down scared the **** out of me I kept envisioning the breaks failing and flying down the hill with no control. But seriously it was so crazy it was a blast!! I felt grateful for the experience for sure! We did more looking around than shopping but ended up eating some delicious pizza for lunch. I purchased a ...