An invitation from my Nephew to hang out and boondock on Treasure Island for a few days had to be accepted. Honestly, even though I lived in the SF Bay Area for 37 years, not once did I take the Treasure Island exit – so it was a mini adventure right under my nose.
Treasure Island is a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay built 1936-1937 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Expo. In the 1940’s the Navy began using the island as a Naval Station which closed in 1997. Currently is being re-developed and reborn both with housing and restaurants but much of the island is a ghost town of enormous warehouses leased by the City of San Francisco to artists, wineries, and other businesses for storage.
I spent a few nights camping near the warehouse in which my Nephew rents space. Moose and I were invited to a Thanksgiving dinner within the 40,000 square foot warehouse with the other renters an their family. We also took the time to roam around a bit to photograph the skylines and interesting things on the island.