by Ray on February 23, 2011

So, I almost got a speeding ticket trying to get to the Alcatraz ferry in San Francisco.

But, I got lucky and he was called away to something more serious. We actually made it to the island.

From there, we explored the history and the escapes.

Pretty spooky stuff. Ever seen Shutter Island?

We walked up the hill – equal to a 13 story building – and embarked on the audio tour of the prison.

We learned about Al Capone going crazy with sipholus, and the Birdman.

Let’s just say I would not want to be here for 8-10 years, like most were.

But, at least they had the sounds and sights of the City to keep them going. Sort of.

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kristin February 23, 2011 at 3:13 am

I never did go over there, next time we’re in the Bay City we’ll need to make a trip.

And how big Timmy is!!


Pam February 23, 2011 at 5:45 am

Very cool pics and videos. I really want to visit there someday.


Felicia February 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

Oh my goodness!! So much fun! I would love to visit someday. How long did the entire tour take?
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Aleksandra February 23, 2011 at 9:04 am

How cool! That is one place I will visit for sure one day. Great shots and videos!
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Lori February 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

I am obsessed with Alcatraz!!! I love the whole story behind it and am intrigued with the details and lengths the guys went to to escape. Just love it.


Joyce February 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

My hubby lived in SF all his life until we moved in 2008 (and excluding college) but he never went there until he was 20 years old. We went as “tourists” with our friends who visited from Texas. We did the night tour. It was the perfect night for it too because it was super foggy. Spooky! I did the regular tour as a field trip in 4th grade.
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Tara February 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I’d love to visit there one day, it seems really interesting – and creepy!


Stacy Uncorked February 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

How fun! The last time I was in San Francisco I just missed the last ferry so I didn’t get to see it in person (aside from gazing from the shore). Thanks for letting me experience it through your eyes! :)
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Emmalia February 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

These pics are great! But I’m really not sure what I’m more afraid of.. the creepy video… or Ray’s ‘scared’ face!

Timothy’s yawn (could be him sticking his tongue out) in the first video is sooo so adorable!!!


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