S: San Francisco and Lake Tahoe 2012
FC: Lake Tahoe/ San Francisco March 31st-April 2nd, 2012
1: Saturday, March 31st First stop on a day-long tour of San Francisco: Alcatraz | Served as federal penitentiary from 1934-1936.
2: Robert Luke, Alcatraz prisoner #1118AZ, 1954-1959
4: This is a typical Alcatraz prison cell. Average cell size: 7'x7'. The prisoners were allowed some diversions such as needlework, board games, books, art supplies, and musical instruments.
5: The Alcatraz kitchen. "Take all you want. Eat all you take."
6: The Alcatraz perimeter with its many gardens. A stark contrast to the "colorless city of Alcatraz." | The Yard
7: Gorgeous views from Alcatraz
8: The City of San Francisco across the bay from Alcatraz.. . so close, yet so far away.
9: Next stop: The Golden Gate Bridge | Length: 1.7 miles Width: 90 feet | Color: International Orange Clearance above mean water height: 220ft Avg. wind speed: FAST!
10: From the top of Twin Peaks
11: Rodeo Beach
12: China Town | The TransAmerica Pyramid | All About Town | Golden Gate Park
13: Famous San Francisco Victorian Homes | Ghiradelli Square | California Academy of Sciences | San Francisco Exploratorium. Site of the 1915 Worlds Fair | The Castro
14: Pier 39 | The Sea lions make Pier 39 one of the most visited tourist destinations in San Francisco. The sea lions moved to Pier 39 after the 1989 earthquake
15: Sunday, April 1st The lovely Northern California heading towards Lake Tahoe
17: Hwy 50 to Lake Tahoe after 10-18"of snow fall.
19: DON'T YOU DARE!
20: Still driving. . .
21: Still driving. . .
22: At Last! Lake Tahoe, California
23: The tram at the Heavenly Ski Resort | View from our Embassy Suites hotel room
27: Heavenly Ski Resort. No time for skiing, but still a good time.
28: After a yummy dinner at the Blue Angel Café in Lake Tahoe | A beach at Lake Tahoe
29: Monday, April 2nd On our way to Reno Airport to head home. The weekend was way too short! | A lonely tree at the edge of the evergreen forest, just at the start of the desert. | The famous Reno, NV sign