Alcatraz wasn’t always a prison, it was built in 1910 and used as a military outpost to guard the San Francisco Bay Area, it wasn’t until 1933 that it turned into what we all know it as today. Alcatraz was a high security federal prison for continuous offenders, even though the security at the prison…… Continue reading Alcatraz.
Read part one here. We had breakfast at IHOP and once we were filled to the brim with pancakes, we decided to google a few attractions. One popped up time and time again- the USS Hornet. The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier turned into a museum for Navy and the Apollo Programme. I had…… Continue reading San Francisco Part Two.
We started the drive at Lovers Point Park in Monterey. About 5 minutes into the drive my heart melted when I heard and saw seals (unfortunately I couldn’t get a good enough photo). The whole drive is stunning, taking you through some of the most picturesque coastline California has to offer as well as the…… Continue reading 17 Mile Drive.
When we first arrived in San Francisco there was an epic storm with lightning dancing all across the sky as we were driving over The Golden Gate Bridge. The storm didn’t clear until the early hours of the morning so we were confined to the hotel bar (not so bad) for the night. So the…… Continue reading San Francisco Part One.
We had no idea that Sacramento was the state capitol of California. Once we checked into our absolutely beautiful hotel (The Citizen) we had a quick walk around the block. I noticed a gorgeous building down the street and suggested we went to go and find out what it was. After a short while of…… Continue reading Sacramento.
Autobots – Roll out. This is actually spectacular to see, the dam is huge! It’s built over two time zones, stands 726ft tall, has 17 turbines and took 5 years to build. If that isn’t impressive I don’t know what is. It was built to supply South California, Arizona and southern Nevada (around 8 million…… Continue reading Hoover Dam
I actually couldn’t believe my eyes when we got to Jamestown, I’d never seen anything quite like it! it was almost as if I’d just walked in on a John Wayne set. Everyone who regularly reads my blogs knows that I’m a huge fan of anything vintage and antique, so this was a real kid…… Continue reading Jamestown.