Sunday, February 17, 2008
San Francisco Bay & City
Behind me you can see San Francisco Bay, and in the distance you can see all of the city.
The Bay is very very big. There are three major cities around the Bay: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Berkely, a famous California college town, is also on the bay.
In the middle of the bay is the most famous prison in America-- Alcatraz. Actually, it's not a prison anymore, but it used to be. The worst gangsters were put in Alcatraz, including Al Capone.
Now Alcatraz is a museum. They have a very interesting tour where you can learn all about the prison and the famous gangsters who were there.
There are many sail boats on the bay, especially on the weekends. Also, you can take a tour on a boat if you come to the city. There are many boat tours. They go the the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz.
After the boat tour, you can go to Fisherman's Wharf. There used to be a huge fish market there. Fishing boats still go there, and there are many seafood restaurants.