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San Francisco

San Francisco

Date: Apr 01 2003


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Hi Friends!
away[/def] for the weekend is a great way to reenergize yourself and revitalize your interest in your normal life. Being away from home makes you realize that there’s a lot of interesting things going on in the world, and it also makes you realize how nice it is to have a place you can call your own.
Josh was lucky enough to take a mini-vacation to San Francisco last weekend. Listen to him tell Migs about his adventures.


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Migs:  Josh, I tried to call you on Saturday to see if, uh, you wanted to go to the Blazer game. Were you, where were you?

Josh:  Oh, I went, uh, down to San Francisco to see a friend actually.

Migs:  Oh, that’s right. How was that?

Josh:  It was awesome. Um, I hadn’t seen this friend in years and he was visiting, uh, from Germany on business, so, uh, uh, it was great to see him, but we also had just a lot of fun in San Francisco.

Migs:  What’d you guys do?

Josh:  The highlight for me was going to Alcatraz. I’ve gone to San Francisco a bunch of times and never made it out to the old prison island, you know, that you see in the movies and everything. So, I thought it would be really fun to do that and it was.

Migs:  Wasn’t it kind of freaky? Like, when I was out there I felt, you know, like it was haunted or something.

Josh:  Well, it’s definitely a scary place. And, I mean, I hadn’t been to… inside any prison before, much less the most famous, you know, prison you can’t escape from, but, so it was definitely creepy.

Migs:  Did you have that guided tour with the headphones and everything?

Josh:  Yeah, it was just like that, “Turn left and walk down the corridor.”



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Alcatraz sounds like an interesting place! I’ve never been there, but after hearing Josh and Migs talk about it, I’d definitely like to check it out. Alcatraz holds a special place in American history, because many of the worst criminals in history were kept there – including the famous gangster Al Capone.
I hope you get a chance to take a vacation sometime soon. It’s an important thing to do, because it helps you clear your mind and makes you feel more healthy and free.
Have a great week!


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