Visiting a Presidential Library - GHW Bush

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 348 - April 13th - Today we drove from Austin to College Station to see the George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library.  I have been in the company of Bush twice - once at Phillips Andover Academy (where he and our son went to high school) and again in Boston at Suffolk University's 100th anniversary on the Boston Common.  It was interesting to see him as a sitting President and then after the Presidency.  Night and Day (that's another story for another time).

Regardless of your political affiliation, these libraries are chock a block full of the history of this Nation.  This one gives you a strong sense of family.  From his parents right through the grandchildren of theirs.  The way these libraries are set up are amazing.  It's not just reading script on a wall with a few photos.  They are interactive, there are movies to watch, you can sit and have your photo taken in the Oval Office, there is a whole section devoted to Barbara and it just goes on and on.  We spent 4 hours there and except that it was like a meat locker in there, we could have stayed longer.  I had to leave and Nick was in there and hour and a half more than I was, but I spent my time going along the path that leads you to where they will be buried (their young daughter Robin is buried there) and there is a lovely pond and a huge sculpture of horses running over a part of the broken Berlin Wall.  A beautiful setting.
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Diane Ambur on

we enjoyed that library as well

Pamela on

Very interesting.

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