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Check Out My New Shirt!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hey, check out my new shirt! 

Don't worry, I'm not really an escaped prisoner from Alcatraz.  It's just the souvenir shirt that Miss Alissa bought me on our recent adventure to San Francisco.  There are a lot of really fun things to see in San Francisco especially in the bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, to Alcatraz Island.  

 

PU the skunk riding a carousel horse

They also have a very neat Children's Museum with a carousel.  I begged and begged for a ride!  

Here are some more photos from my adventure:

PU the skunk looking out over San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay is beautiful.  It is home to not only the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island but to also Angel Island.

Here are some fun facts I've learned about the Golden Gate Bridge:

PU in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

It took four years to build the Golden Gate Bridge.

The suspension span is 4,200 feet long -
it's the 9th longest suspension bridge in the world.

The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is "International Orange".

If you want to know more about the bridge, borrow one of these books!

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The Angel Island Immigration Station

The Angel Island Immigration Station, which operated from 1910 - 1940, is known as the "Ellis Island of the West".
During its operation, the Angel Island Immigration Station processed over 1 million immigrants, primarily from Asian countries. You can read more about it in these books:

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ALCATRAZ!

PU the skunk on Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island is often called "The Rock"book cover

The high security federal prison was operated between 1934 and 1963

Alcatraz held some famous inmates including Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and "Whitey" Bulger!

 
PU the skunk in front of a giant redwood tree

I also got to see giant redwood trees in the botanical gardens. Boy are those trees tall! Look, you can barely see me in the photo!!!

 

 

You can discover a lot more interesting things about San Francisco in this book:

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