When I was a kid we would walk about three miles through mostly sand to get to the ferry, then pay five cents for the ride across the bay to the Balboa Fun Zone. We would ride the Ferris wheel and merry go round and sometimes the bumper cars, but mostly we would play Skee Ball and eat cotton candy. If the tide came in while we were at play we would have to swim part of the way back home. Great times for kids to be out and about all day and no one having to worry about us.
Photo and Story credit: “Written Roadie” Annie