Tuesday, February 20, 2007

San Francisco (Part 2)

From Justin:

San Francisco was a blast! We got into San Francisco late last night, so we slept in a little bit today. When we got up, we started the day by taking a tour of Alcatraz. The Alcatraz tour took a lot longer than you would think. It was an audio tour, so it takes you all over the prison. It pretty much shows you the whole prison, including the roughest areas. Alcatraz is amazing, though. It is just a prison on a rocky island in the middle of the ocean. When visiting Alcatraz, you could definitely see why it got the reputation it has … and also why it was so rough. Solitary confinement would have been horrible … because you could go days, weeks, or even months without very much sunlight. There would not be a lot of perks for the prisoners to look forward to. I believe only three or four cells actually got direct sunlight each day, so it would have been a treat to be in one of those cells. But it was definitely a rough prison.

After visiting Alcatraz, we quickly toured the downtown San Francisco area. We went to this place called Fisherman's Wharf, where we met Jessica Misslin … and had some brunch. We ate at a restaurant called Sea Lion CafĂ©. The food was decent, but there were a bunch of Sea Lions right off the dock, so that part was cool. After that, we returned our rental and reloaded the RV. Now we're off to Fresno, California … and then to Las Vegas. Well, that's all, folks! I hope everybody is having a great night! I'll put another blog entry out tomorrow … and hopefully I'll be starting it off by me telling you how cool the sequoia trees are in California.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy, thanks for keeping us all up to date, for posting the pictures and for providing links to every destination. JJ, it sounds like the trip is pretty amazing. Just as you are in all of our hearts every day, we are with you in all of your ventures. I'm sure the pictures don't even begin to describe the sights you have been able to see. Keep soakin it up, and keep on keeping on. I can't wait to see you and talk to you again. I love you man.

-Tory

UNCLE RICK said...

J-CREW,

TALK ABOUT A FULL DAY!!

I'M OFF TO MY OWN LITTLE ROCK ISLAND IN THE OCEAN, WHIDBEY ISLAND.

HUG A TREE FOR ME!!

LOVE TO ALL,

UNCLE RICK

Anonymous said...

Hello from your family in Fertile! We're glad your all having fun on your trip. We enjoy reading the blog in between the phone calls & emails to keep track of you guys. The pictures are GREAT! Our Love & Prayers are with you all!
Nathan, Stacy, Ryan, Michael, Tyler & Tysen
P.S. The boys are sending big hugs to Uncle Justin!

Anonymous said...

THE BLOG IS GREAT. WE ARE ABLE TO FOLLOW YOU NOT ONLY WITH OUR HEARTS, BUT VISUALLY TOO.

H & H

Anonymous said...

THE BLOG IS GREAT. WE ARE ABLE TO FOLLOW YOU NOT ONLY WITH OUR HEARTS, BUT VISUALLY TOO.

H & H

Anonymous said...

Your day sounded wonderful!!

I bet you were tired after all the sightseeing and fresh air. Wish I could have tagged along, I havent been to San Fran in forever.

Cant wait to hear about the sequoias, JJ.

Thoughts and prayers, my friend.

Love,

Britt

Anonymous said...

Hey Kouk,
did you happen to see Sean Connery, or Nicolas Cage on the Rock,,Just kidding. It sounds like your having a great time on your trip, and the pictures look awesome.
have fun in Vegas,

Brian G

Anonymous said...

Justin,
Sounds like an awesome trip. San Francisco is a blast. We know those noisy sea lions and how cool Alcatraz is. We are in Curacao, it is hot and beautiful. We were in Aruba yesterday and hope to come back to both these islands. We were so happy to pull up your blog and see your pictures and hear the stories. Happy bday Vicky. love Jon and Colleen

Anonymous said...

Hey Justin!
Wow, your trip sounds like lots of fun and you have convinced Matt and me to take a trip out to the upper west coast. I love the pics...thanks for keeping us updated and I can't wait to hear some stories when you get back.

LGW

Anonymous said...

Justin

Your smile brings amazing joy! The Oregon coast looked inviting.

I miss you.

Say HI to all.

Aunt Joan

Anonymous said...

JJ-
Sounds like fun! Kenny Chesney sings a song about Fresno, so you'll have to let me know if you see him there! You can give him my phone number if you want.
Just kidding.
I got your message yesterday about Arizona, sounds awesome. Just keep me posted.
Have fun
Brooke

Anonymous said...

Justin,

Duffy and I have also had lunch at the Sea Lion Cafe. ---- The sea lions really are big, and very noisy, with huge dung dropings!!!

Several years back they tried to get rid of them because of the noise and mess! The public outcry stopped the movement.

GOOD LUCK in Vegas ---- the only winners in that town is the mob!!!! Watch your wallet.

Continue to have a great trip.

Mike/Duffy

Anonymous said...

JJ,
I am happy that your trip is going awesome. I look forward to reading your new adventures every day.
Chad

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having a great time and it seems we are both seeing a lot of sea lions. Seth and I are on the Galapagos Islands right now. It was nice to have a little break from Spanish classes in Quito and hang out on the beach with all the animals. I think about you often and i love reading about your fun adventure. Miss you tons!!!
Katie

Erin said...

Justin~
It made my day to hear from you earlier! I'm glad you're having such a good time. Thanks for keeping us all updated along the way. Enjoy the rest of your trip-soak it all in. Can't wait to see you when you get back! Say hi to the rest of the crew for me.
Love & Prayers~
Erin