Isn’t every man’s dream to have a ‘man cave’.  Well my husband has the best wife in the world.  I found 336 man caves for him.  I even offered to have food shipped to him every so often. 

He didn’t find this terribly amusing.

Especially seeing as I was talking about Alcatraz.

We visited the former Penitentiary (lighthouse and fort) during the week.  It’s truly an amazing experience.  A couple of it’s most famous prisoners being Al Capone and Robert Stroud.  It’s a little over a mile off the coast of San Francisco Bay and is accessible by Ferry.   Flynn was fascinated with his first ever boat ride.  He couldn’t have been happier. 

 

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Shower anyone?

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There ain’t no way he’s getting over that wall.181

Shelves that were once covered in books193 213 215 216 222 232 235 242 243 248 249 254 263 268272

Marisol thought daddy was being goofy

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14 comments

Mom Taxi Julie September 20, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Alcatraz is fun! Last time I was there there was an ex-prisoner signing books that he had writen about his time in there. Always kick myself I didnt go over and talk to him lol.

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Elise September 20, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Wow – youve taken some really brilliant photos there ! Thank you for sharing them – really enjoying your blog.

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Letti September 20, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I remember going to Alcatraz as a child and I loved it. I even bought a book from a former inmate who was there selling his autobiography. I need to take my children there now.

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Heidi September 20, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Wow I came across your blog, and its wonderful. I love your header. Wonderful blog. I am a follower. The trip to Alcatraz looks like a fun one. Great pics.Blessings, to you and yours,HeidiDrop by and visit me sometime.

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Shannon September 21, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Gorgeous photos! I think my fave is the one of Flynn running with the headphones on…he truly looks like Mr. Cool :)Love the way you described your visit to Alcatraz (pics words!). I hope to visit there the next time we are in the area.

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Michelle September 21, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I LOVE San Franciso. Hubby and I only went for one weekend cause my work sent me for our Christmas party but we had such a blast. The tickets to Alcatraz were all sold out so we didnt get to do that but we were able to bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ferry back and go past it.

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Lisa amp; Gerald September 22, 2009 - 5:00 pm

WOW great photos…Looks like you guys had a great time…

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Bill and Lorie Shewbridge September 23, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Your family always looks like you have so much fun. Only you could make Alcatraz look beautiful! :-)Your photos are amazing…I keep showing your pictures to The Hubs saying, look at the amazing photos that camera I want can take!! Of course, you have to have the talent behind the camera, and you certainly do!

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Together We Save September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Great pictures!! Looks amazing. My kids would have loved it!!

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floreta September 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

ah, san francisco. such an enchanting city. i loved it there. didnt get to see alcatraz though =/ next time…i love your photography!! im pretty sure thats why i started following you (from SITS)happy weekend.

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Jessica Kate September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Happy Birthday to my sweet little friends. Ive so enjoyed watching you grow. Cant wait to hug you in person. Love and kisses,Jessica and the gang

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FamilyFriendlyAmerica September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks like an interesting place to visit! Great photos too!

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Diana October 1, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I enjoyed visiting your blog. great shots and beautiful family!~Diana~

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Betsy October 21, 2012 - 9:18 am

Fabulous photography! I’ve been to many of those sites and I didn’t get such great shots!

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