Thursday, January 21, 2010

San Francisco

Took a weekend road trip to San Francisco to see Wicked at the Orpheum and to visit Alcatraz Island with the hubby and my good friend Cristina.

This was a very satisfying weekend as I had been meaning to see Wicked when it was here in LA (for like 5 years) but never made it.  I guess it was a good excuse to see the lovely city of San Francisco too.  I have to say I enjoyed it immensely and have not gotten "Defying Gravity" out of my head since.

Another reason this trip was so satisfying is that since I was a young girl visiting my relatives in Oakland my mom would always try to get tickets to visit Alcatraz to no avail.  By the time we would make it there it was always sold out.   Luckily, my friend was clever enough to make reservations ahead of time.  The wet weather was a bit of a concern for us in the beginning but I think the rain made the visit to Alcatraz a bit more magical.  Riding the boat and seeing San Francisco amidst the dense fog was a sight.  Taking the garden tour and seeing the droplets on all the flowers was sparkly.  And feeling the wind whip across the desolate rec yard reminded me that this place was also, at one time, a horrible place to be.

On to the photos!  Click on photo to view larger.

Entering the Orpheum
Taken with my iPhone 3GS
Edited with CameraBag

An adorable little Dorothy poses outside of the Orpheum
Taken with my iPhone 3GS
Edited with CameraBag

Alcatraz in the distance

On the Garden Tour

Banana slug!
Have been wanting to see one in real life for years now!

Raindrops

The view from a small window along the C Block wall

Out of order

Door to nowhere

Creep

Turns out Alcatraz is kinda romantic

If you wish to see more here is a slideshow...

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love your photos rachel! ~michelle s. :]

Rachel McCauley said...

Oh yay! Thanks Michelle. That makes me very happy.

Miss Inthia said...

BANANA SLUG!!

Rachel McCauley said...

YESSSS!