Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Visit to Reagan Library

19 December 2012

The Reagan Library located in Simi Valley is situated on a mountaintop overlooking the surrounding mountains, valleys and Pacific Ocean. The views are beautiful and breathtaking. He chose this site for his final resting place because of the views. The Library opened in 1991 and has welcomed more than 5,000,000 visitors. Reagan referred to the site as the "shining city on a hill".

Entrance

President Reagan Portrait

Nancy Reagan Portrait

One of many views

More beautiful than this

Another view

It is on a 100 acre site with more than 100,000 square feet in 24 different galleries including a full-sized replica of the oval office and Air Force One that served 7 presidents. Think if the present president had to fly on a 707, his trips would be few and far between.
What a View

Air Force One

Going Aboard

Marine One

The displays feature exhibits from his childhood to his final resting place,interactive displays as well as what it is like use the teleprompters.
I now understand this.


Bronze of the Reagans

Reagan Diaries Display

Section from Berlin Wall

Oval Office
Reading the Telepromter

A special exhibit features 25 Christmas trees decorated to celebrate the defining moments of America's road to greatness from the Revolutionary Era to today (1770-2010). Sadly,they will be dismantled after the holidays.






Reagan's scorecard from 1981-1989:

Inflation fell from12.4% to 4.6%
Unemployment from 7.4% to 5.2%
Income tax was cut 50% to 28%
Total tax receipts doubled from $517B to $1030B
Income tax receipts from $347B to $549B
Stockmarket from 970 to 2235
Economy grew fro 96 consecutive months.

What has happened?

His final resting place 5 June 2004.
Capitol Procession

Final Resting Place

We opted to  purchase a $65 membership for 2 that enables entrance to each of the 12 presidential libraries. Hopefully on our travels we will be able to visit each one. Not sure that any can top this one.If you are in the area,please visit. http:www.reaganlibrary.org






1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures! Looks like you were in heaven while you were there! Super excited to see y'all in a few weeks. Merry Christmas. Lots of love, Hope

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