Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015-04-02

Todays sightseeing trip was a Jeep ride to Yorba Linda, CA to see the Richard Milhous Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. 20150402_104725 

Other than the traffic, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The museum documents the lives of the Nixon’s from their grandparents to their grandchildren. Many of the gifts they received while in office are displayed. They were unable to retain any gift valued greater than $50. Today, the President is allowed to keep any gift valued at $350 or less.

On the grounds is a Rose Garden displaying roses named after many of our First Ladies including Patricia Ryan Nixon. 20150402_13134620150402_131354. The Nixon’s are buried next to each other on the edge of the Rose Garden. ( She died in 1993, and he died in 1994). 20150402_13180920150402_13182320150402_131840. A docent said that the burial plots had had to be deeded to a church because California does not permit burials on private property.  At the time the library and museum were owned by a foundation, not the National Park Service.

Also on the grounds are Richard Nixon’s boyhood home and one of the Presidential helicopters used by 4 Presidents, including Nixon. 20150402_13205520150402_13212020150402_133502.

Did I mention that the traffic was worse than Atlanta’s.

Type at you later.

1 comment:

  1. That word "traffic" probably means it won't be on our bucket list.

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