No lock in for us.... After a very early start we bagsied our tickets (more precious than a willy wonka golden ticket). We arrived by boat to the harsh cold island only 12 minutes from San Fran.
On Super dooper advice (thanks Joanne) we headed for the audio tour. We were all hooked into the amazing stories of the bad men of america and their amazing attempts of escapes. Machine gun Kelly, al capone and of course the bird man of alcatraz were among the most notorious. Personally I am never going to be a naughty girl again!
Si loved the recreation ground...the fact that they could play baseball for two half hours on a Sunday. He liked the fact that he was walking the same steps as the worst criminals in america.
Gus relished the heads they made to leave in their beds to fool the guards. How did they make them?
Leo loved following the audio tour and very hot on his left and rights!
Becky was amazed that the families of the officers lived on the island,a community of 200. Kids were schooled on the mainland and then played in absolute freedom on the island whilst the nastiest men in America were locked up.