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 The Reagan Library

40 Presidential Drive

Simi Valley, Ca. 93065

Today, Margie is kind, and driving us to see what is one of the central and most important attractions in Southern California “The Reagan Library”. Leaving Wilderness Lake Thousand trails in Menifee, we have to drive to Simi Valley, California. On the way, we see the second most important destination in California.  This stop was the halfway point on a two-hour drive. It is rather inexpensive and the food is a bit better than what the price on the menu would suggest. I like that in a restaurant. Now that we have discussed man’s second greatest passion in life “Food”. We will get on to what this article is all about. The Reagan Library.

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Photo of presidential seal on Air Force One – air craft number 2700
Photo of presidential seal on Air Force One – air craft number 2700

We arrive at the Library at about 11:30 am.  The admission was pricey, but the location, the upkeep and the staff needed to keep this place going requires that kind of money.

Regular Admission Fees:
ADULT — Ages 18 – 61 years: $21.00
SENIOR — Ages 62 + years: $18.00
YOUTH — Ages 11 – 17 years: $15.00
CHILD — Ages 3 – 10 years (children 2 and under are free): $6.00

When we arrived at the library we were greeted by a very well dressed lady, who when she saw the size of our group, thought we should get a membership to the library.  She saved us about $2o.00 off the general admission, and we can use the membership at all the other fee based presidential libraries in the country. Being that we travel most of the time, that will likely be a great deal for us. The Nixon library is near our current location in Menifee, we will likely get value there as well.

One word of warning though, something happened when I was walking through the foyer and the next thing I knew, I was testing the density of the marble walls with my head. Don’t use your head to test the tinsel strength of the walls and fall to the floor.  I was immediately accosted by a security-like dude who tried to give me a sobriety test and took my name and address so that he could bill me for the wall should it be damaged. The others in my group assure me that though my head is hard, the wall was fine. I though am still a little dazed as I write this two days later.

We visited Ronald Reagan’s grave site. His epitaph really summarizes what his attitude and life was all about. I know in my heart that man is good. What is right will always eventually Triumph and there is purpose and worth in every life. – Ronald Reagan 1911 – 2004 Keeping this attitude in his forefront his Legacy was about building peace and prosperity for all men.
We visited Ronald Reagan’s grave site. His epitaph really summarizes what his attitude and life was all about.
I know in my heart that man is good. What is right will always eventually Triumph and there is purpose and worth in every life. – Ronald Reagan 1911 – 2004
Keeping this attitude in his forefront his Legacy was about building peace and prosperity for all men.
After leaving the grave site, I tool this picture of the library and the grounds. While walking around the grounds, we kept hearing a loud noise, so we went to the edge of the lawn and looked down over the embankment and found the source.
After leaving the grave site, I tool this picture of the library and the grounds. While walking around the grounds, we kept hearing a loud noise, so we went to the edge of the lawn and looked down over the embankment and found the source.
“Jethro Clampett”  is out riding on his Motorcycle on a track outside his home.
“Jethro Clampett” is out riding on his Motorcycle on a track outside his home.
In the lower right, he is getting the bike loaded up to take to the shop for the night.
In the lower right, he is getting the bike loaded up to take to the shop for the night.
The neighbor girl, is more into critters, and has what appears to be horse stables and a riding area behind here house.  I wonder if the animal lover complain about the noise from the dirt track, and the dirt track people complain about the noise, smell, and flies from the horse people. One must wonder who calls who the Clampetts.
The neighbor girl, is more into critters, and has what appears to be horse stables and a riding area behind here house. I wonder if the animal lover complain about the noise from the dirt track, and the dirt track people complain about the noise, smell, and flies from the horse people. One must wonder who calls who the Clampetts.
Another look at the view from the Library grounds. As you can tell, it is worth it to come here for just the view. The grounds and the area are Beautiful in February. Not only that, but it offers a great vantage point for spying on the neighbors.
Another look at the view from the Library grounds. As you can tell, it is worth it to come here for just the view. The grounds and the area are Beautiful in February. Not only that, but it offers a great vantage point for spying on the neighbors.
The lawns are wonderful, but I am not sure this is what they had in mind when they put the lawn in.
The lawns are wonderful, but I am not sure this is what they had in mind when they put the lawn in.
Some cool flags
Some cool flags
This guy has an excellent parking spot, but I fear it would take a mite bit more skill that we have got to get into this space.
This guy has an excellent parking spot, but I fear it would take a mite bit more skill that we have got to get into this space.
We took very few pictures in doors due to the fact that it is mostly videos and plaques. This exhibit is cool though. It gives several computer activities related to setting up dinner in the white house. John made the flower arrangement on the right.
We took very few pictures in doors due to the fact that it is mostly videos and plaques. This exhibit is cool though. It gives several computer activities related to setting up dinner in the white house. John made the flower arrangement on the right.
I took a test on manners, I got  70%. I could not believe I did so well. Everyone, should be required to know and demonstrate a proficiency in formal etiquette before getting their high school diploma. This is something I passionately believe, I have nothing in this area to pass on to my kids. This farm boy was hiding behind a John Deere with Winchester lever-action, when this information was being handed down.
I took a test on manners, I got 70%. I could not believe I did so well. Everyone, should be required to know and demonstrate a proficiency in formal etiquette before getting their high school diploma. This is something I passionately believe, I have nothing in this area to pass on to my kids. This farm boy was hiding behind a John Deere with Winchester lever-action, when this information was being handed down.
The museum had a couple other exhibits that were interactive.  This one, the kids had to run a ball across the can, and get it in a specific hole on the other side. There were lots of holes, but only one, was acceptable if your goal was to win the game.
The museum had a couple other exhibits that were interactive. This one, the kids had to run a ball across the can, and get it in a specific hole on the other side. There were lots of holes, but only one, was acceptable if your goal was to win the game.
They put Aircraft 2700 from Air-Force One which was Ronald Reagan’s plane here, and built a building around it. So we went inside it.
They put Aircraft 2700 from Air-Force One which was Ronald Reagan’s plane here, and built a building around it. So we went inside it.
   « The Coast of San Juan Capistrano February 28, 2013 – The Nixon Library »   Reagan Library Published February 22, 2013 | By Athena Or Darin    The Reagan Library 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 Today, Margie is kind, and driving us to see what is one of the central and most important attractions in Southern California “The Reagan Library”. Leaving Wilderness Lake Thousand trails in Menifee, we have to drive to Simi Valley, California. On the way, we see the second most important destination in California.  This stop was the halfway point on a two-hour drive. It is rather inexpensive and the food is a bit better than what the price on the menu would suggest. I like that in a restaurant. Now that we have discussed man’s second greatest passion in life “Food”. We will get on to what this article is all about. The Reagan Library. 1  Photo of presidential seal on air force one – air craft number 2700   We arrive at the Library at about 11:30 am.  The admission was pricey, but the location, the upkeep and the staff needed to keep this place going requires that kind of money. Regular Admission Fees:  ADULT — Ages 18 – 61 years: $21.00  SENIOR — Ages 62 + years: $18.00  YOUTH — Ages 11 – 17 years: $15.00  CHILD — Ages 3 – 10 years (children 2 and under are free): $6.00 When we arrived at the library we were greeted by a very well dressed lady, who when she saw the size of our group, thought we should get a membership to the library.  She saved us about $2o.00 off the general admission, and we can use the membership at all the other fee based presidential libraries in the country. Being that we travel most of the time, that will likely be a great deal for us. The Nixon library is near our current location in Menifee, we will likely get value there as well. One word of warning though, something happened when I was walking through the foyer and the next thing I knew, I was testing the density of the marble walls with my head. Don’t use your head to test the tinsel strength of the walls and fall to the floor.  I was immediately accosted by a security-like dude who tried to give me a sobriety test and took my name and address so that he could bill me for the wall should it be damaged. The others in my group assure me that though my head is hard, the wall was fine. I though am still a little dazed as I write this two days later. 3 We visited Ronald Reagan’s grave site. His epitaph really summarizes what his attitude and life was all about. I know in my heart that man is good. What is right will always eventually Triumph and there is purpose and worth in every life. – Ronald Reagan 1911 – 2004 Keeping this attitude in his forefront his Legacy was about building peace and prosperity for all men. 4 After leaving the grave site, I tool this picture of the library and the grounds. While walking around the grounds, we kept hearing a loud noise, so we went to the edge of the lawn and looked down over the embankment and found the source. 5 “Jethro Clampett”  is out riding on his Motorcycle on a track outside his home. 6 In the lower right, he is getting the bike loaded up to take to the shop for the night. 7 The neighbor girl, is more into critters, and has what appears to be horse stables and a riding area behind here house.  I wonder if the animal lover complain about the noise from the dirt track, and the dirt track people complain about the noise, smell, and flies from the horse people. One must wonder who calls who the Clampetts. 8 Another look at the view from the Library grounds. As you can tell, it is worth it to come here for just the view. The grounds and the area are Beautiful in February. Not only that, but it offers a great vantage point for spying on the neighbors. 9 The lawns are wonderful, but I am not sure this is what they had in mind when they put the lawn in. 10 Some cool flags 11 This guy has an excellent parking spot, but I fear it would take a mite bit more skill that we have got to get into this space. 12 We took very few pictures in doors due to the fact that it is mostly videos and plaques. This exhibit is cool though. It gives several computer activities related to setting up dinner in the white house. John made the flower arrangement on the right. 13 I took a test on manners, I got  70%. I could not believe I did so well. Everyone, should be required to know and demonstrate a proficiency in formal etiquette before getting their high school diploma. This is something I passionately believe, I have nothing in this area to pass on to my kids. This farm boy was hiding behind a John Deere with Winchester lever-action, when this information was being handed down. 14 The museum had a couple other exhibits that were interactive.  This one, the kids had to run a ball across the can, and get it in a specific hole on the other side. There were lots of holes, but only one, was acceptable if your goal was to win the game. 15 They put Aircraft 2700 from Air-Force One which was Ronald Reagan’s plane here, and built a building around it. So we went inside it. 16 On the way in they took our picture. They would not let us take any pictures ourselves. So you will have to imagine what it looks like inside.  I always thought it would be cool to upgrade our RV to a 727. Well, not any more, that plane is a tin can, it would be a terrible down grade from our RV. Nothing smaller than a 747 will ever do for our family. Geesh, what was I thinking!  When we got out of the plane, the picture lady wanted to sell us our image in front of the plane for $20.00, she said we are all so cute as a sales pitch. If  someone paid me $20 for every picture I took, we could move to Beverly Hills!

« The Coast of San Juan Capistrano
February 28, 2013 – The Nixon Library »
Reagan Library
Published February 22, 2013 | By Athena Or Darin
The Reagan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, Ca. 93065
Today, Margie is kind, and driving us to see what is one of the central and most important attractions in Southern California “The Reagan Library”. Leaving Wilderness Lake Thousand trails in Menifee, we have to drive to Simi Valley, California. On the way, we see the second most important destination in California. This stop was the halfway point on a two-hour drive. It is rather inexpensive and the food is a bit better than what the price on the menu would suggest. I like that in a restaurant. Now that we have discussed man’s second greatest passion in life “Food”. We will get on to what this article is all about. The Reagan Library.
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Photo of presidential seal on air force one – air craft number 2700
We arrive at the Library at about 11:30 am. The admission was pricey, but the location, the upkeep and the staff needed to keep this place going requires that kind of money.
Regular Admission Fees:
ADULT — Ages 18 – 61 years: $21.00
SENIOR — Ages 62 + years: $18.00
YOUTH — Ages 11 – 17 years: $15.00
CHILD — Ages 3 – 10 years (children 2 and under are free): $6.00
When we arrived at the library we were greeted by a very well dressed lady, who when she saw the size of our group, thought we should get a membership to the library. She saved us about $2o.00 off the general admission, and we can use the membership at all the other fee based presidential libraries in the country. Being that we travel most of the time, that will likely be a great deal for us. The Nixon library is near our current location in Menifee, we will likely get value there as well.
One word of warning though, something happened when I was walking through the foyer and the next thing I knew, I was testing the density of the marble walls with my head. Don’t use your head to test the tinsel strength of the walls and fall to the floor. I was immediately accosted by a security-like dude who tried to give me a sobriety test and took my name and address so that he could bill me for the wall should it be damaged. The others in my group assure me that though my head is hard, the wall was fine. I though am still a little dazed as I write this two days later.
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We visited Ronald Reagan’s grave site. His epitaph really summarizes what his attitude and life was all about.
I know in my heart that man is good. What is right will always eventually Triumph and there is purpose and worth in every life. – Ronald Reagan 1911 – 2004
Keeping this attitude in his forefront his Legacy was about building peace and prosperity for all men.
4
After leaving the grave site, I tool this picture of the library and the grounds. While walking around the grounds, we kept hearing a loud noise, so we went to the edge of the lawn and looked down over the embankment and found the source.
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“Jethro Clampett” is out riding on his Motorcycle on a track outside his home.
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In the lower right, he is getting the bike loaded up to take to the shop for the night.
7
The neighbor girl, is more into critters, and has what appears to be horse stables and a riding area behind here house. I wonder if the animal lover complain about the noise from the dirt track, and the dirt track people complain about the noise, smell, and flies from the horse people. One must wonder who calls who the Clampetts.
8
Another look at the view from the Library grounds. As you can tell, it is worth it to come here for just the view. The grounds and the area are Beautiful in February. Not only that, but it offers a great vantage point for spying on the neighbors.
9
The lawns are wonderful, but I am not sure this is what they had in mind when they put the lawn in.
10
Some cool flags
11
This guy has an excellent parking spot, but I fear it would take a mite bit more skill that we have got to get into this space.
12
We took very few pictures in doors due to the fact that it is mostly videos and plaques. This exhibit is cool though. It gives several computer activities related to setting up dinner in the white house. John made the flower arrangement on the right.
13
I took a test on manners, I got 70%. I could not believe I did so well. Everyone, should be required to know and demonstrate a proficiency in formal etiquette before getting their high school diploma. This is something I passionately believe, I have nothing in this area to pass on to my kids. This farm boy was hiding behind a John Deere with Winchester lever-action, when this information was being handed down.
14
The museum had a couple other exhibits that were interactive. This one, the kids had to run a ball across the can, and get it in a specific hole on the other side. There were lots of holes, but only one, was acceptable if your goal was to win the game.
15
They put Aircraft 2700 from Air-Force One which was Ronald Reagan’s plane here, and built a building around it. So we went inside it.
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On the way in they took our picture. They would not let us take any pictures ourselves. So you will have to imagine what it looks like inside. I always thought it would be cool to upgrade our RV to a 727. Well, not any more, that plane is a tin can, it would be a terrible down grade from our RV. Nothing smaller than a 747 will ever do for our family. Geesh, what was I thinking! When we got out of the plane, the picture lady wanted to sell us our image in front of the plane for $20.00, she said we are all so cute as a sales pitch. If someone paid me $20 for every picture I took, we could move to Beverly Hills!
Man, I thought the suburban was the ultimate in posh, and high tone equipment the year this was made. I would have been willing to join the secret service to get one of these babies. 36 years later, and well it looks a little dated.
Man, I thought the suburban was the ultimate in posh, and high tone equipment the year this was made. I would have been willing to join the secret service to get one of these babies. 36 years later, and well it looks a little dated.
I got hold of one of these, but not this one.  This one belongs to The best US president in all my years of breathing. I can’t say much about the years I was not breathing. There was a real downside to this car. Don’t ever tell a bold driver to step on it! There are no seat belts, the seats were slick leather like a saddle. Every time we took a corner at a speed much greater than retail, I would find my self looking for something to grab on to, and most of the time unsuccessfully. I found there was nothing you can do, but fly across the car, and careen in to the wall on the other side. The ride in this car, is akin to the Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland, except in that ride your are strapped in, and you’re not typically in a business suit.
I got hold of one of these, but not this one. This one belongs to The best US president in all my years of breathing. I can’t say much about the years I was not breathing.
There was a real downside to this car. Don’t ever tell a bold driver to step on it! There are no seat belts, the seats were slick leather like a saddle. Every time we took a corner at a speed much greater than retail, I would find my self looking for something to grab on to, and most of the time unsuccessfully. I found there was nothing you can do, but fly across the car, and careen in to the wall on the other side. The ride in this car, is akin to the Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland, except in that ride your are strapped in, and you’re not typically in a business suit.
The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall
 Though the wall did not come down until after Reagan’s stent as President, this and other injustices in the world were a great priority for him. He demanded the wall be taken down, and worked diplomatically with it proponents during his entire career. Shortly after he left office, the wall did come down and freedom was restored to all of Berlin. This museum does a great job of capturing Reagan’s Presidency. We have not toured the other presidential museums yet, but we hear this one is the best as far as layout and number of exhibits. Regardless of your political leanings everyone owes it to themselves to take a day out and see this museum and any other presidential museum. This one helped me to remember, live, and laugh at an important part of my life. Last Caution: This museum is true to capitalism. They have food and other things you can buy, and based on my experience, Disneyland’s concessions are a bargain. Just buy the ticket, and go! Have a good evening and a good night….

Though the wall did not come down until after Reagan’s stent as President, this and other injustices in the world were a great priority for him.
He demanded the wall be taken down, and worked diplomatically with it proponents during his entire career. Shortly after he left office, the wall did come down and freedom was restored to all of Berlin.
This museum does a great job of capturing Reagan’s Presidency. We have not toured the other presidential museums yet, but we hear this one is the best as far as layout and number of exhibits. Regardless of your political leanings everyone owes it to themselves to take a day out and see this museum and any other presidential museum. This one helped me to remember, live, and laugh at an important part of my life.
Last Caution: This museum is true to capitalism. They have food and other things you can buy, and based on my experience, Disneyland’s concessions are a bargain.
Just buy the ticket, and go!
Have a good evening and a good night….

 

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