First, I have a question for you, can you spot me among all these wonderful colors? Hahah
I said in many on my previous posts that we love to travel, discover new places and mostly, just get away from the city as often as we can. A change of scenery does wonders, it disconnects us from day-to-day life and takes away the stress that comes along with it.
So I was looking for new places to visit in So Cal, that didn't require too much driving. So I came across Leo Carillo Ranch Historic Park. It had me at "historic" and "ranch" but what really caught my attention was the part where it said that there are peacocks all around this ranch, roaming freely. You don't see peacocks too often in the city so on the road we were.
We did not regret going there at all. The architecture of this place and the beautiful landscape made it all worth the drive that lasted longer than it should have, due to traffic.
My outfit was right on point, NOT for being on a ranch but I think it mixed perfectly with the surroundings. I felt like wearing something colorful and given that it was still a hot day, this light, summery dress was just the perfect choice.
Alcatraz is, without any doubt, the most famous prison in the world. The fact that it is isolated on an island, of maximum security and with plenty of stories and questions, makes it so much more interesting, and definitely a curiosity for endless crowds that come daily, like us, to see with their own eyes what it's all about.
Now, let me begin by saying that if you want to visit Alcatraz, plan accordingly and book in advance. Tours get booked and sold out fast and so you don't want to ruin your adventure just by not being able to get there. We booked our tickets about two months prior to the actual trip so I'm not exactly sure how far in advance you'd have to do it. Just as soon as you settle your heart on going to San Francisco/Alcatraz start checking. We used this website and it advises that tickets sell out weeks in advance.
from the Author
Through travel one gets to know the outer world as well as the world within.