Thursday, October 04, 2007

Alcatraz


Alcatraz, originally uploaded by andi_thats_me.

Casey wanted absolutely nothing to do with Alcatraz. She'd heard stories of ghosts and sharks circling the island ... finally she decided that she'd give it a shot and we're both SO very glad we did.

Alcatraz was really amazing. It was sobering, and interesting, and a little bit spooky all rolled into one. We did a group tour and an individual audio tour, which consisted of a prerecorded guide with background noise that was reminiscant of the "good old days" when Alcatraz was open. You could hear the inmates whistling at you as you walked down the hallways, the doors slamming in the distance, forks clanging in the dining hall, everything. All while being guided around the entire prison and informed about what everything was.

We took a ton of pictures, of course, so be sure to check them out on our Flickr account!

1 comment:

Danny said...

That sounds like a really cool experience. There's nothing like the immersion into prison life to scare your kid straight!