S: California Vacation, 2011
BC: Think on Good Things
1: Welcome to San Francisco | Jan, 29, 2011 Ripley's Believe it or Not | Tallest man in the world at 8' 11" | Motorcycle made out of all license plates | Streets of San Francisco, extremely steep
2: Fisherman's Wharf Jan. 29, 2011 | Fresh seafood at Pier 39 | Tour ship docked in the harbor | Sailboats in the bay
3: Sea Lions sunning at the Wharf
4: Golden Gate Bridge Jan. 29, 2011 | A look at San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge.
5: Doris & Carla walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Doris standing next to a crisis call box in the middle of the bridge. | Driving Across the bridge | Walking on the bridge
6: Alcatraz was started as a Military Prison in 1859. In 1934 it became a Federal Penitentiary and closed in 1963. The average number of prisoners at Alcatraz was 222. | Ferrying to Alcatraz Island | View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island | 90 officers were required to cover three 8-hour shifts. 36 prisoners tried to escape. All but five were recaptured. 8 inmates were murdered by other inmates, 5 committed suicide and 15 died of natural causes or illness. | Jan. 30, 2001 Alcatraz Island
7: 40 prisoners could shower at the same time. 20 on each side. | Living quarters for the wardens and their families. | Al Capone was a prisoner there | Dick in a cell | Each cell was 5x7x9
8: Welcome to Catalina Island Jan. 31, 2011
10: More of Catalina
12: ZIPLINING! Took some "mild" convincing, but we had a BLAST! | This is one of the stations where we ziplined from across the Descanso Canyon to the Avalon hills in the background. | We reached speeds of 40 miles an hour and soared over 300 feet above the canyon.
13: At Catalina we went on an under water tour in a glass bottom submarine.
14: Feb. 2, 2011 The USS Midway was built in 1945 and was decommissioned in 1992. It was 1001' long and as high as a 20 story building. It weighed 70,000 tons. It had two anchors each weighing 20 ton | It had 4 propellers each 18' in diameter. It could carry 78 planes. It had 3 elevators to move planes from the flight deck to inside the ship. Each elevator could carry 110,000 lbs. | There was a crew of 4500 men. The four galleys (kitchens) served over 13,000 meals a day. | Inside the cockpit of a helicopter
15: The beach at La Jolla | The sea lions sunning at La Jolla | Doris & Carla walking in the ocean. | The playful sea lion. | Doris loved the birds. (NOT!) This one is our reminder of eating pizza on Coronado Island
16: Feb. 3, 2011 Sea World | The Sea lion show | Sea lion playing basketball
17: Dolphins swimming and flipping simultaneously | Shamu waving goodbye | Shamu & the Dolphin show | Shamu flipping through the air
18: The awesome sunset on Mission Beach