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.
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.