Viaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 8 Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1483 times:
After finding myself unexpectedly with a full day to spare on my most recent business trip to Southern California, I decided to take the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak passenger train out of Union Station in Los Angeles and check out the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
What a magnificent display of the lifelong achievements of this distinguished late President. No doubt, one of the most influential world leaders of the previous century. And not just one of the 43, but a true statesman... the type that only comes around every several decades.
But even if your political persuasion gets in the way of standing in awe of his transcendent legacy, just the chance to see and tour the retired VC137C in all its original livery and glory has got to be worth the visit.
Anyone else been there recently, and if so what are your thoughts on the various exhibits?
Entre le fort et le faible c’est la liberté qui opprime et la loi qui affranchit.
FLYB6JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
I was there in 2005 while they were still building the pavillion that now houses his AF1 and Marine 1. I thought it was an absolutely fantastic place. I can only hope my final resting place has a view as good as his.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
I have been there 3 times,last time was July 06 when Cali had their highest use of electricity ever. I really admired President Reagan,and found the AF1display fascinating.
I even got a picture accepted from the time before's visit.