Sea Breeze Motel
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We had left Barcelona with a balmy 60 degrees, spent a bit of time in Frankfurt and then San Francisco both with similar temperatures. But, leave it to our high desert little Bend with temps in the 30's as we stepped out of the plane and onto the tarmac. Our friend and neighbor again fetched us and brought us home in the middle of the night. Yes, we were home again and feeling mighty happy for it.
The journey to honor Gwennie's 50th ...
... to the top. Unfortunately no time for outside, and it was cold and getting misty. It was very informative and another experience. It's not as big as I had imagined. I thought there were a lot more cells than there actually are. Most of the building is empty, there are some photos and posters around the walls. The running commentary you get is a tape with earphones so you can move around at your own pace, ...
... of people in various queue's we decided to head to Lake Tahoe for a quieter few days in the mountains. This was one of our better decisions! We have scored an amazing apartment style accommodation right on the lake (free upgrade helped!) with stunning views. We have already hired bikes and hit the trails, and are planning a hike up the mountain. Slightly concerned that there was a massive bear on the beach by the lake ...
... We board the ferry to get over to Alcatraz island. It was a great tour..you have an audio and walk around the prison cells and grounds. We also got to see the hospital. Audio is great ..has officers and prisoners talking and sound affects of what might have been happening at the time...including riots and the great escape. It would have been an awful experience for those in prison. Most of the guards and their families lived on the island...kids went to school by ferry ...
... airport is much more attractive than the arriving part although Pete was
frisked there and also at Auckland. We
missed the signs that said under 75 year olds had to remove their shoes. Thankfully no holes in socks. We had a tall cup of tea each while we waited
to leave, the first we’d had since leaving NZ as there was only a coffee
machine in our room.
Almost dropping off to sleep before the plane left the
ground, we stayed ...
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