Darren and I are both suckers for Presidential history. While in California we decided to go out to Simi Valley and check out Reagan's Presidential Library. If we hadn't decide to go to the Dodgers game later that night, I would have stuck around and tried some of the local wine but we didn't think about it when planning our day.
The front of the library is very unassuming
And a casual Reagan greats you at the front door.
Inside Ronald and Nancy are nice enough to stand posing for pictures.
Inside there is a replica of the Oval Office when Reagan was president down to the photos that sat behind his desk.
The most famous item in the library is the 737 that served as Air Force One for Reagan. This plane was retired after his presidency and a 747 was put into place. We got to walk through it but unfortunately you couldn't take pictures within it.
The room that held the plane had the most amazing view of the valley.
Other modes of transportation were there including this limo that served as Reagan's presidential limo during his time in office.
The view from the terrace outside of the 737.
A portrait of Reagan made from Jelly Belly jelly beans.
The museum also featured a touring Abe Lincoln exhibit. This is one of only three stove pipe top hats of Lincoln's that are known to exist.
A lifelike bust.
On the way towards the car we walked around their own rose garden.
And paid our respects at Reagan's final resting place.