It was a clear warm day in the Bay area, and I decided to venture over and check out Angel Island. I took the ferry from Tiburon, which was only USD $11 for a round trip ticket. It is only a mile ride from Tiburon to the docking area on Angel Island, so it is just a 15 minute ride or so.
Angel Island had a military presence in the West Garrison, in the East Garrison, the guns on the West side of ... Read Full Entry
Welcome to my travel blog. Thus far, I have shared a few of my recent trips, some highlights below :
1) Japan, Sep 2014. With the allure of a very foreign culture to me, non-English speaking, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Shinkansen (bullet trains), Tsukiji fish market, and Sumo wrestling, it was time for a two week break from life and traveled to Japan for the second half of September. Wow, what an amazing place, just loved every minute I spent there exploring.
2) On assignment in Berkeley, CA (Sep 2008 - Apr 2009). I explored the San Francisco Bay area in some detail during the weekends I was there ... full info
Eastern Garrison recreational areaBig barracks building in the background there that housed most of the folks residing within the Eastern Garrison. In the foreground is the recreational area itself. Looked like some softball or baseball was played there long ago.
East Garrison Picnic SiteHey, everybody is welcome, of all species. While the deer were wild, they were pretty tolerant of human beings and didn't run off.
Small CityEverything you needed back in the 1940s as a GI was here for you while you waited out your time before shipping out to duty somewhere in the Pacific. General store, post office, mess hall, hospital, and even a bowling alley.
Mess HallOver 12,000 meals were served every day here during the height of the use of this facility during World War II.
China CoveThis area was known as the "Ellis Island of the West", dealing with Chinese and asian immigrants as the staging area for allowing them entrance to the United States. While Ellis Island was very open to any immigrants from Europe, China Cove was very strict in who was allowed entrance to the United States. In particular, good efforts were in place to identify those that were criminals and send them right back to where they came from.