Day 10 - Alcatraz & Baseball
This morning Brett took Jessie & Jay to Alcatraz. Again we got early bird tickets which is becoming a trend for us because #ihatecrowds (even though I didn’t go). Apparently it was an informative & interesting tour & the kids were engaged the whole time. Jay in particular was concerned by the lack of privacy in the bathrooms 😂
For lunch we stopped at #ihop where we had pancakes 🥞. A novelty for the kids but that’s as good as it got.
In the afternoon we headed to the baseball ⚾️ to watch the San Fransisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals with a crowd of 39,000 people 🙈 #ihatecrowds (it was fairly civilised but the price of food was not 😳). The stadium is waterfront so it’s a pretty amazing view. It was cool to watch & experience the atmosphere. At one point everyone stood and sung ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ as though it was the national anthem. I later read this happens in the 7th inning so I’m now a #baseballexpert. Jackson enjoyed clapping & yelling out things like ‘go’ ‘catch’ ‘run’ and ‘ball’. After all this I’m still not sure who won as we ran out quickly at the end to buy Jayden’s souvenirs. I think he was more excited about buying something baseball related than watching the actual game - he bought a bat, ball & a #Pence jersey.... I’m really hoping this Pence guy hasn’t been dropped by the team for some kind of scandal recently because it was #halfprice 😝
After the game we stopped to take a photo of Jay in front of #notthegoldengatebridge which is grey (where I overheard stories similar to ours marvelling over the Golden Gate Bridge turning ‘grey’ 🙈). We walked back half way to our hotel from the stadium & then hopped on some kind of carriage on a bike back to our hotel. I was concerned how heavy we would all be for this poor man but he was more than obliging for us 🙌
Tonight we sat in the cool hotel lobby & had anti pasto for dinner & tested a #napavalley Pinot noir 🍷
Tomorrow we are doing a cable car tour of San Fran (will see the real #goldengatebridge ) & in the arvo we are bound for the most anticipated city yet - #NewYork 🗽 😍
⚾We are at @ScheelsSports in Overland Park checking out the baseball section.⚾ You can stop in and speak with one of their baseball experts all while browsing their huge selection of baseball and softball supplies for kids and adults!⚾