Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel
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... like celebrities! With no prompting, they all decided to take us under their wing and enthusiastically offered numerous tips on where to go, what to see, how to get there, where to avoid (yes, we already knew to avoid East Oakland!). Yet our unsteady bodies tried to focus on what was being said whilst looking at the T-mobile staff through over-tired-twitchy-eyelids and process the information in a lack-of-sleep-brain-haze. It was a challenge to take it all in. Ray unsteadily ...
No real news from yesterday, as we simply caught the train to Downtown LA to catch our 8 hour bus to San Fran (arriving late last night). However, today we got up early to visit Alcatraz. Even though James went there a couple years ago, he was happy to visit it again. Walking through the prison with the audio tour was just as fascinating as last time, learning all about the inmate life and attempted escapes from Alcatraz. Arriving back at Pier 33 around lunchtime, we decided ...
... breakfast was really yummy. After my very big breakfast I went to explore Coit Tower, the steps of Telegraph hill, Lombard street (some people say the most crooked street in the world) and enjoyed the atmosphere at Pier 39 and watched the sea lions lie around for a while.
Wednesday was grey day but still good for an outing and I went to Golden Gate Park. Spent some time in the Japanese tea garden, the de Young museum and the botanical garden.
... of the action! The evenings activities saw us meet some fellow tour members out in old Las Vegas otherwise known as Fremont street. The whole street is blocked off and there are three or four stages along the way where bands play and performances take place. There is a roof over the whole street which is one massive electronic billboard where every hour there is a display/performance reflecting a famous band e.g doors, bon jovi etc. the atmosphere on ...
... new. It has every option imaginable, and the girls take note as well... "Dad... there is a TV in the back!... wait... there are 2 TV's, one for each row!). As we get on the road, Lorraine is obviously happy for me as I have gotten the car that I wanted and more, yet she still seems unimpressed. I'm sure that will change over the next few days.
(editors note: Matt is going to spend the next few paragraphs oozing about ...