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Winter 2006 - That's Just Life up in Northern California

"Vacationing" in our own backyard: Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, the Sea Lions of Pier 39, Chinatown during Chinese New Year, Berkeley hills, the peak of Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, and everyday life.

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Big Puffys!
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Big Puffys!
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I really want some sculptures like these! (-Alexa)
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I really want some sculptures like t…
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Seth the Mariner
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Seth the Mariner
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Sea Lions Swimming
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Sea Lions Swimming
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Uhoh, here comes a storm
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Uhoh, here comes a storm
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Lobster-shaped Sourdough at Boudin. This bakery won over our hearts with its awesome environment design.
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Lobster-shaped Sourdough at Boudin. …
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Sourdough crabs!
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Sourdough crabs!
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Real crabs!
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Real crabs!
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Real crab shacks! At Fisherman's Wharf.
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Real crab shacks! At Fisherman's Wha…
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Eating right at the counter like everyone else
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Eating right at the counter like eve…
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Overlooking the East Bay in the crisp morning sunlight
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Overlooking the East Bay in the cris…
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Seth trying out his Christmas present -- Nikon binoculars
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Seth trying out his Christmas presen…
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Seth and his cousin who lives on a yacht
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Seth and his cousin who lives on a y…
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On top of old Tamalpais... Overlooking the ocean...
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On top of old Tamalpais... Overlooki…
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...and overlooking ALL of San Francisco
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...and overlooking ALL of San Franci…
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The breathtaking view
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The breathtaking view
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It was FREEZING up there!
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It was FREEZING up there!
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This scene reminded us of olden days, like we were immigrants
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This scene reminded us of olden days…
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But alas, we're just tourists
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But alas, we're just tourists
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Sightseeing on the way to...
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Sightseeing on the way to...
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Alcatraz!
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Alcatraz!
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The visitation booths at Alcatraz
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The visitation booths at Alcatraz
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A typical cell
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A typical cell
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They were TINY
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They were TINY
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The Cellblocks
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The Cellblocks
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Prison toilets
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Prison toilets
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The size of the cells, where Alcatraz prisoners spent 23 hours a day
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The size of the cells, where Alcatra…
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The newer cells -- under new regulations that they had to be larger.
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The newer cells -- under new regulat…
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Too bad these are also solitary confinement cells, where the most dangerous prisoners might be locked in the dark
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Too bad these are also solitary conf…
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Solitary confinement cells
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Solitary confinement cells
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Sitting in the courtyard
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Sitting in the courtyard
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A cell furnished with props from the movie "Escape from Alcatraz"
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A cell furnished with props from the…
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Sailboats on one fine day in the bay
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Sailboats on one fine day in the bay
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Sea lions and tourists
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Sea lions and tourists
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Talking to my mom, who's looking for me in the web cam!
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Talking to my mom, who's looking for…
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Chinatown, the week before Chinese New Year
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Chinatown, the week before Chinese N…
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SO many people, a sea of dark hair
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SO many people, a sea of dark hair
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A side street show, beneath the Transamerica building
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A side street show, beneath the Tran…
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Another mountaintop experience -- the most breathtaking yet
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Another mountaintop experience -- th…
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Our trip to Marin County/Golden Gate National Park... The grand canyon? Not really -- note the people up top for scale.
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Our trip to Marin County/Golden Gate…
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What a cute old couple! The husband spent like half an hour building a bridge of logs and rocks for his wife.
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What a cute old couple! The husband …
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Seth in some military trench
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Seth in some military trench
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