Econo Lodge - Novato
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... as Al Capone and Robert Stroud "the Birdman of Alcatraz." Interestingly enough all the guards lived on the island with their families. Alcatraz was closed in 1963 due to maintenance and operating costs. When you visit you can see how much damage the wind and salt water does to the buildings over time.
Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in San Fran!
By the time we got back from the island it was a late dinner so decided to try ...
This morning we had an early start as we had an hour and a half drive to Ano Neuvo State Park where we had booked a 9am tour to see the Elephant Seals. We were in a group of about 30 adults and children. We walked 2km on an easy path to the beach where the first view point was, on the way we were lucky to see three deer on the path. We were told that seeing bobcats was common so we kept an eye out. Once we got to the beach our guide gave us plenty on information on ...
... you're going to San Francisco"
It occurred to me when we were in Europe (see my other blog) that my world view or frame of reference comes many times from movies or songs or magazine articles. My mind on matters of the world is very cliché. In Paris I expected to see beautifully coiffured and dressed women sashaying down the street but they were the exception not the rule.
So I am wondering ...
... sun. Feeling quite tipsy we headed to a nearby campsite for a dinner of wine and cheese. Great day! San Fran put on the weather for us as well and we enjoyed the bridge, bay and busting our butts our the hills. Actually we found a fondness for the cable car - so much fun! A sunset cruise, people watching at fisherman's wharf, cheap massages in china town and visit to Alcatraz made this whirlwind visit a great ...
Well...after many days/weeks/months of anticipation and planning, we left our 3 pooches with our very capable house-sitter, packed up the car with 3 huge suitcases, and hit the road for SFO. Happened to be a gorgeous day, and we were able to go over the NEW Bay Bridge on it's first day of being open! We crossed our fingers that there would not be any traffic/bridge delays, and despite ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking