Hello! My name is Phyllis Wesener. My husband, Dave, and I are chaperones with Bus II on this amazing West Coast Trip. It was another long day as we left the hotel at 7:15 am for San Fransisco. While half of the group went to Alcatraz the other half had time to explore Pier 39 and surrounding sites near Fisherman's Wharf. We were lucky to have a clear and beautiful day for our time in San Fransisco. The ride to Alcatraz allowed us to see San Fransisco from a distance. A special treat at Alcatraz today was a former inmate who was available for us to meet and to autograph a book about his life. Both groups met at the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. Some of our group explored Coit Tower, Lombard Street, the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, and many of the shops located along the wharf. We spent some time at The Golden Gate Bridge area where pictures were taken and some elected to walk a portion of the bridge. We ate in China Town and ended the night picking up picnic supplies for our lunch at Yosemite tomorrow. It was past 10:00 pm by the time we returned to the hotel so it was lights out as we prepare to travel to Yosemite National Park early in the morning!