Alcatraz, Fishermans Wharf & Lombard Street
Trip Start Mar 21, 2010
20Trip End Apr 29, 2010
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The tour was fantastic with quite a few differences from when Tom and I last visited back in '92. These included going through the shower room and laundry and now having the heads in the beds of the escapees (Frank Morris & the Anglin Brothers) rather than just pictures. We all found the tour fascinating, but of course, the kids have got worked up again and can’t get to sleep!
After our planned 2 hours on Alcatraz turned into 4 hours, we headed down to Fishermans Wharf for lunch and some shopping. Of course the sports store was first, but the prices scared us off. We did find a Del Sol shop so Tom was happy to get a new WHITE t-shirt since I turned his a yucky shade of pink/grey when I had a washing mishap 2 weeks ago
Madi is really the worst shopper in the world! I feel I have failed as a mother and woman! Not only does she hate it, she doesn’t like anything in any shop and we tried to buy her so many things! What am I to do?!? Brodie hates it too but gets the "I wants" if we get him into a shop, AND he has the worlds most expensive taste! It’s been very funny really.
The weather today was magnificent; I didn’t know San Fran could be so pleasant. Not even a breeze this morning and beautiful bright sunshine. Still, not exactly hot, but I do feel slightly sun-kissed tonight. It cooled of rather rapidly though as we stood in line for the cable car. We were wishing we had our coats. We only caught the cable car 3 or 4 stops to Lombard Street but we did avoid the steep walk that we made Granny do last time we were here. I was actually shocked when I saw it today because it was worse than I remember, poor Granny.
The kids were thrilled as Tom and I hung out of the cable car as is the done thing here. I would have loved for them to do it but we don’t think they allow it and they said they were cold.
Lombard Street was a big hit too and we will go back and drive down it tomorrow. We got back to our room to put on another layer of clothing and walked to Denny’s for tea. (Tom did suggest Hooters quite a few times, but we just ignored those suggestions!). This hotel is so convenient, we are very happy because as we walked past a few of the much more expensive ones tonight, we saw the prices of the car parking alone. Some were up to $45 a day. We are paying a lot less per room rate than they are and our parking is free.
Well it is now 10:45pm and I can hear snoring from my family. We are unsure as to our internet access in Yosemite so will add more when we can.