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 Café. 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.