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... Despite improvements, Alcatrazīs defense became obsolete, and in 1907, the army formally decommissioned Alcatraz as a fortification.
Alcatraz was a prison almost from the very beginning. In 1859, 11 soldiers scheduled for confinement in the sally port basement arrived with the fortīs first permanent garrison. During the Civil War era, soldiers convicted of desertion, theft, assault, rape and murder; citizens accused of treason; and the crew of a Confederate ship ...
... night we decided to make Tuesday a bit of a shopping, wandering day. We went back to Lombard Street and also had our first Macy's experience. Lets just say Macy's is now Josh's favourite store! He scored some absolute bargains there, mainly all his fav brand Polo Ralph Lauren. And they give a discount to foreigners on vacation... score! San Francisco was a beautiful city, sad to be leaving here but looking forward to our next stop - Washington ...
... Wednesday was a day of sightseeing on our own ending with a Baseball Game.
Benihana Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco - Our first dinner in San Francisco - a large Japanese meal.
Benihana Restaurant - Like most things in the States this restaurant was huge with so many tables each with it's own Tepanyaki hot plate.
Welcome to the country of warning signs - On the wall at Benihana, the Japanese restaurant.
... took the biscuit. On the Monday, I packed and did the goodbye round. It was very sad to leave a community that I had felt so accepted into. The whole experience is one that I imagine very few travellers have; not only staying in SF for over 2 weeks but making so many friends for life, partying for free in the wine country and eating up the local hot spots. I could really imagine living in Oakland; its' personality radiates quirk and spirit. Yes, there are certainly areas, like ...
... to each other. After winding their way down the Filbert Street stairs the pair suddenly feel out of place as everyone seems to be wearing denim after a quick consultation with the guide book it appear they have reached the head quarters for Levi Strauss walking a little further on they reach The Embarcadero which is filled with tourist, school excursions and locals running off their clam chowder. After seeing several food ...