Kerrie's Blog: Wordless Wednesday - Alcatraz

Wordless Wednesday - Alcatraz

I took this pic earlier this year when we visited SF.  Going again this weekend and hoping to catch the spooky Alcatraz tour....seems appropriate for this time of year.  Anyone done it?

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 31 commentsKerrie La Guardia • October 26 2011 01:55PM


I have not been to Alcatraz, but the tour sounds like a great time.  Take pictures and share them with us, please. 

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, great photo of Alcatrez.  I had no idea they do a scary Alcatrez tour, how fun!  I hope you post details.  Have fun!  --Krystal

Posted by Krystal Knott, Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO (LIV Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago


                 I have taken the tour and it is awesome. It was a January and it was rainy and foggy and dark I can't think of a better ambiance for that tour? Have fun in SF this week-end and take pictures.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago

I did a tour years ago and it was fascinating - enjoy!

Posted by Palm Springs Realtor - Stewart Penn, COMPASS - Broker Associate (COMPASS) over 7 years ago

I have not gone, but I heard you can actually go into one of the cells.  Don't forget warm clothes and a visit to Ghirardelli!!

Posted by Former Agent (None) over 7 years ago

Fabulous photo - I was in SF for the first time a few years ago, and could not get my group to agree to Alcatraz. Would love to! Enjoy, and give us an update when you get back; I've heard the NPS has some plans for Alcatraz...

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, that's sounds like fun.  I've never been, but I bet there really are a few ghosts hanging around there.  Alcatraz is my other "Rock".  If walls could talk.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 7 years ago

A place of legends . . . what an amazing picture.  It is so beautiful in its own haunting way.  Sounds like an ADVENTURE!

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS ) over 7 years ago

It sure shows a different side to this illustrious monument. A much kinder, gentler feel to it than most would think, with the sailboat going gently by. Sounds like the spooky tour will be fun--do you scare easily?

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 7 years ago

GREAT photo, Kerrie.  The closest I have been to Alcatraz is the movie "Escape from Alcatraz".... I guess that doesn't really count, huh? ;)

Posted by Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties (Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster) over 7 years ago

Kerrie,  This sounds like a howling good time.  I bet there are some ghosts hanging out at Alcatraz. 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, you have a rowboat, a sailboat and a big cruiser in that shot.  Fun.  I hope you really have a great time, and remember to share your photos with us!

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 7 years ago

Gosh! I bet those walls could certainly tell some good stories.

Posted by Carl Winters over 7 years ago

As a kid, I believe taht I was there, but I don't remember anything.  It'd be fun to see it again.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 7 years ago

What a beautiful picture, I've never been to Alcatraz, hope you're able to get in on the tour. Please blog about it if you do, I'd love to hear what it's like.

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Nope, but it sounds like something I would like.  My favorite "tour" ever was the New Orleans haunted house tour. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Being a former corrections office, I have always been interested in that place.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - I have a dirty little secret.  Although I have lived in Sacramento nearly all my life, and am within 90 miles of San Francisco, I have never been to Alcatraz.  I have seen it plenty of times from Fisherman's Wharf and other areas around the City, but haven't visited the island up close and personal.  I need to fix that one of these days!  Neat photo!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

May be during your visit you can make sure some of the recent spammers are locked up in some of the very deepest and darkest cells and throw away the keys.... (hey this could be a great contest...... "If you could lock up some one who would it be" ;)

Have pfunn

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 7 years ago

Sadly, Kerrie, I'm a born and raised Californian and have never been to Alcatraz.  I've been close to it on a boat but never touched foot on it!  Have a great time!  Hope you get some good weather!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

I took the tour a million years ago when the wheel was still square, and sliced bread was just a thought. It was really an interesting tour full of great history and sights. Enjoy it Kerrie!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

Bwah ha ha ha!  I'd be up for that if I made it out that way.  Sounds like an earily good time.  Hope you have FUN!!!

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) over 7 years ago but that is right up my alley!!

Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, (McKinney Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Be careful you don't fall down into some hidden trap door dungeon! :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, what a great photo, and doing a Halloween visit will be a bit spooky.   As many times as I have visited SF, never taken that tour!    I think the NAR convention will be there in 2013, and I will be attending that one!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

LOVE Alcatraz, I remember it was kind of spooky walking in those empty jail cells! The island is also full of pelicans hanging around the trees. HAVE A GREAT TIME going over there!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, that is one of the best tours in the city, lived there for a long time, great tour but bring a jacket that ferry ride can be cold, cold cold

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 7 years ago

Oh yes Kerrie. 30 minutes from me. Took a school field trip there growing up. Just a bit better than "Scared Straight" :) It is a great tour with great views.

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

That is a gorgeous picture! My uncles has gone at that tour and he said it was an awesome experience! I whs I lived a lot closer to go visit and take the tour. 

Posted by John Wingate, Salisbury MD Real Estate, 302.339.5185, Salisbury, MD Homes (EXIT Shore Realty) over 7 years ago

Too bad that the beautiful island was ever used for a would have been a great place for something else............

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

It was a great experience to visit, see that families (the guards and staff) grew up there - the hardships and the interesting people.  What a piece of history.   It is not a beautiful Island....It is the most windy, cold, unfriendly place - a true horror show.   It was a great place for a prison.   No wonder nobody was ever confirmed ESCAPED.

Posted by Yvette Chisholm, Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500 (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 7 years ago