Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jack London Square

Saturday afternoon we drove over to Oakland and decided to walk around Jack London Square. We had a wonderful time enjoying the great weather and looking at all the shops. One of the coolest things we saw was the Hawaiian Chieftain.
The Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica European merchant trader ship of the turn of the nineteenth century. Built of steel in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands.
You can book tours or expeditions on the ship. It travels from Washington, to Oregon, down into California and back. You can only see the ship for a few more weeks in Oakland. They even had people dressed in 19th century clothing (which my girls called pirates) and the local news along with beefed up security were present. The coolest thing was when they shot the cannon. The girls thought that was the awesome.

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