Monday, February 25, 2008


On Presidents' Day, we decided to go on a quick trip to San Francisco to go see Alcatraz. My mom and Bridget came along for the trip. We had such a good time. We had an interesting drive down. Chase and Bridget found quite a bit to fight about it. Yes, they fight already :)

We got to SF around 11:30. We started with lunch at Bubba Gumps. It was very yummy. After lunch, we headed down 6 piers to the ferry to get over to Alcatraz. The trip over was quite nauseating for my mom and I. Oh well! Once we got to Alcatraz, we were made aware of why the prison guards wore 100% wool uniforms. It was so cold! We made our way through the prison. We only stayed about 2 hours. It is kind of tough to keep 2 little ones interested in an old prison. We were ready to head back and thaw out as well :)

Overall, we had a wonderful day. It was fun to see something historical and beautiful. I would like to go back sans little kids or wait until our kids would appreciate the history a little more. We didn't get to see and read everything, so another trip might be warranted. :)

Bubba Gumps for Lunch

Pier 39

On the Ferry

On the Island

Staff Housing

Watch Tower


Visitors' Area

Daddy and Chase

Mommy and Chase


1 comment:

Stef said...

fun post! thanks for the pics!!