Monday, February 06, 2006

California Blogging, Part 4

Today me and the Mrs. slept in. We enjoyed the heavenly bed at the Westin Long Beach. Definitely not the stuff of Jack Kerouac. After breakfast at Denny's we headed out to our next destination, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. I intend to do future posts about Reagan and what he means to me, but for the time being let it suffice to say that there are probably only 3 other presidents, in my opinion, as great the Gipper. I still remember, like it were yesterday, when he visited Miami in his guayabera and ate lunch at La Esquina de Tejas in Little Havana. And how he stuck it up fidel's ass when he invaded Grenada.

The Presidential Library is spectacular. They actually have the actual airplane that served as Airforce 1 while Reagan was president. Technically the plane is only Airforce 1 when the president is aboard. Otherwise the plane was known as SAM (special air mission) 27000. 27000 is the the tail number on the aircraft.

Anyway the whole experience is inspiring. Below are some pictures of Airforce 1 (they don't let you take pictures inside the plane, it was actually in service as a back-up plane until 2001), an actual piece of the Berlin Wall, the Reagan grave site, and the view of the valley from the library.

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