On his travels Leo’s Rabbit reached Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia. The city, renowned for its cultural diversity and natural beauty, surrounded by mountains and stunning nature greeted our Little Rabbit with breathtaking views.
Beautiful nature of Vancouver provided a real feast for our Rabbit’s eyes and soul. He loved his short stay in the city and he will definitely visit again.
Whilst in San Francisco Leo’s Rabbit also visited Sausalito, a small town with the population of 7,000, known for its wonderful views of the Bay and San Francisco's skyline as well as for its historic Richardson Bay houseboat community, which was built after WWII by artists and other free spirits. Rabbit thought that it was one of the most charming places he’s ever been to and he thoroughly enjoyed the experience, all the beautiful scenery and tranquility of the town.
Rabbit Enters Alcatraz Prison
During his short stay in San Francisco Leo’s Rabbit visited Alcatraz. Until 1963 it was a maximum security federal prison. Located on an island about 2km off the coast of San Francisco in the cold waters with strong currents, it was believed to be escape-proof and America's strongest prison.
However in 1962 four prisoners managed to escape through the ventilation tunnels which they’ve managed to open using metal spoons over. The escapees were never found, dead or alive so it’s not clear if they succeeded in reaching the shore.
Rabbit looked around the primitive cells furnished with a bed, desk, washbasin, a toilet on the back wall, and a very few items other than a blanket. He learned that Al Capone has stayed in one of the cells for 4 years.
It was a good experience to see the prison, but Rabbit was happy to board his ferry to the shore.
Today Leo's Rabbit crossed the famous Golden Gate Bridge (which, by the way is not golden at all, but it's been painted in Rabbit's favourite colour - carrot orange), 1.7 miles long and 90 feet wide suspension bridge, one of the most iconic spots in San Francisco. Stunning views nearly took his breath away.
Leo's Rabbit 'lives' in my handbag and he travels with us everywhere we go. He has pictures taken at various locations, tourist attractions and places we visit. As a part of this blog we will describe Leo's Rabbit Travels to share our personal experiences from these visits. Hopefully couple of people (apart from us :-) ) will find it interesting and may even feel encouraged to visit one of Rabbit's destinations.