The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Matt's birthday trip to Alcatraz

Despite living in California for 16 years, Matt has never been to Alcatraz. I've been tons of times with family, and have loved it every time, so we decided that Matt needed to go. And what better day to do it than his birthday?

We drove in to the city in the morning and got there way too early, so we decided to grab some breakfast at the Boudin deli on Pier 39. Yummy sourdough French toast!

Matt's first up close-view of the island as we approach the dock.

Alcatraz started out as a totally barren rock in the middle of the bay, but the people who have lived on it (including the prisoners) have brought in soil and gardened the whole island. It was really pretty!

Matt enjoying his audio tour as he walks through the cellblock.

Just hanging out in a cell....

This huge sign faces the city to let people know that it's not ok to help prisoners escape. I think Matt's trying to look like a grumpy prisoner in this picture.

Alcatraz has the best views of the city! We had so much fun - it was nice to just wander around and learn about the island. It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth it to go there at least once. I've been several times and never get sick of it.

Happy birthday, Matt! I'm so glad you're mine. :)

1 comment:

Laura, Ella, and a Pair of Toms said...

Alcatraz is cool! They did a really good job on the audio tour, too. Now you need to watch The Rock! :) Haha!