Did you have a nice Christmas? Or Hanukkah? We had a wonderful day with presents for everyone and lots of food and festivities that included pizza on the grill!
Jim and I have this little thing about going to all of the Presidential Libraries…if you remember, last year we visited Clinton when we were in Arkansas so I suppose it would only be appropriate to make sure we visit the Reagan while we are here in California!
It was a great visit even though we did have to battle the HUGE crowds. Seriously, we couldn’t believe how many people were there but we were very lucky. You see, there was a power outage about 30 minutes prior to our arrival and a very long line had started to form at the entrance. A young lady walked up to the family in front of us and asked if they would like to go to the head of the line by purchasing a membership to the museum. They said no but I JUMPED at the offer!
For twenty dollars extra both Jim and I flew to the front of the line, received our special membership badges, a commemorative 2012 calendar, a leather bookmark, 10% off at the food stop and 20% off at the gift shop! It practically paid for itself just by opting in. We couldn’t have been happier to save ourselves an hour!
Friends, this is a beautiful museum. A must see. I will have to tell you that I get a little overwhelmed at the amount of adulation expressed at these libraries…including Clinton’s and Hoover’s, because seldom do they put on display the bad stuff for history to remember. Nowhere did I find mention of Nancy’s astrologer, just like I never found mention of the blue dress at Clinton’s. Oh well, but if you do find yourself able to visit it IS a MUST SEE. Just to see Air Force One will make it worth the trip!