Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Maitlands Go West: Alcatraz & Fisherman's Wharf

After walking the Golden Gate Bridge, we made our way toward Alcatraz Landing to board our boat for the island.  This was my second trip to Alcatraz, but I found it just as fascinating on round two. I love the audio tour that allows you to explore the island at your own pace.

We also managed to catch a demonstration where we witnessed the slammer doors being opened and closed.  This is a manual process at Alcatraz.  It was interesting to hear how loud it is in person.  Definitely not a place I have any interest in staying for an extended amount of time!!

After spending a few hours on the island, we boarded a boat back to San Fransisco.  We worked our way down to Pier 39 to check out the seals.  It is amazing how they just hang out on those docks all day.  What a life!

We noticed a neat window display with sourdough bread figures outside the Boudin Bakery.  We were able to see part of the bread making process through the window as well.  Too bad they didn't have samples available for the onlookers!

Have you ever been to Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran? 
What is your favorite activity on the piers?

Andrea :)

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