Alcatraz, -by Annie Alcatraz was really fun. I liked finding out about the prisoners playing all the games like baseball and bridge. The prisoners took showers without any privacy, which I didn't know before. There were actually little kids and families that lived in apartments on Alcatraz. Their dads worked in the prison. Ride to Alcatraz, by Will I enjoyed the boat ride to Alcatraz. It was relaxing. On the way there we rode inside. On the way back we rode upstairs. Upstairs it was chilly and windy. I liked both places. The Alcatraz Boat, by Lindsey The Alcatraz boat ride was pleasant and easy. Meltzer did not get seasick! It was lots of fun!
In the words of the Adventurers
“Alcatraz was amazing! We saw the lighthouse and the jail.” - Charles
“I liked the 'cage' (jail cells). I liked headphones (on the audio tour)” - Jacob W.
“I liked to see the prison in the Alcatraz.” - Ben
“I liked the prison. I saw the head on the bead.” (Made by the prisoner who tried to escape) – Kayleigh
“Would like to sleep in the cell.” - Mandy
“I liked the oil paintings in the cell of one of the prisoners.” - Lindsey
“I liked learning about the 3 guys that escaped.” - Tim
“Bad people got in fights. They got beat up and tied down! I liked the tour.” - Ian
“The stories on the audio tour were amazing! It made me feel like I was there. I went to 'the yard' where they played baseball and basketball and cards. I pretended to play baseball.” - Ashley
We're back! The Adventurers are back from San Francisco. We're ready for a great summer here in Austin... and to tell you more about our time in California. Keep reading our blog as we share more stories and pictures in the next few days.