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Jan 14, 2010 - A Day With Shane

Shane has been working in the LA area for the last month, they have the street sweeping contract for some cities down here. He took the day off today so our plan was to see the Peterson Auto Museum and the LaBrea Tar Pits. Even though we were at the Peterson Auto Museum when they opened the doors we still didn't leave until 3:45 so it was to late to go to the LaBrea Tar Pits. For some reason Lily couldn't acquire a satellite signal when we were ready to leave but even without her help we managed to find our back to the freeway not the 101...

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Jan 13, 2010 - Strange Noises

Today we spent the day at the Getty Museum which about a 25 mile drive from Simi Valley where we are parked, it took us about an hour to get there. The museum is free but parking cost $15, the parking garage is seven levels of under ground parking, from there you take a tram 900 feet uphill to the J Paul Getty Center, a complex of about ten large multilevel white stone buildings of which about five are dedicated to the Getty Museum. It is really more than you can see in one day not only the museum exhibits but the grounds, the buildings,...

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Jan 12, 2010 - Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

We were at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum when they opened at 10AM this morning. The library sits high atop a hill overlooking the Simi Valley, what a spectacular view. The place is absolutely huge, there are many displays of his life from childhood, the movies, California governorship and his presidency all nicely done up and interesting. The two most interesting areas were the replica of the oval office during his presidency and Air Force One. They have on display The Boeing 707 that was Air Force One from 1972 through...

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Jan 11, 2010 - California Has the Worst Roads?

When we left Madera about 9AM it was still pretty heavy fog but it was not on the ground so visibility was OK. We stopped for lunch at Kelly's cafe in Bakersfield, the cafe doesn't look like much but the food was good and the portents were large. Mary had the chicken fried steak and it was the largest we have ever seen. By the time we had finished lunch the sun had finally burned through so we had clear weather for the drive to Simi Valley. In our travels it seems to me that California has the worst roads, one example is that on the way...

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Jan 5, 2010 - The Holidays

We trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year. We spent Christmas Eve with our son Richard, it was a quiet evening, but very nice. Christmas day we were in Simi Valley with Rob, Jodi & the furious five (the grandkids). We had a great time watching the kids open up all their gifts from Santa & gifts received from relatives. These are just a few photos from Christmas day. We spent New Years Eve at the 5th-wheel with our friend JD. We ate munchies, watched a movie & relaxed. It was a nice evening. Happy New Year to our Family...

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Jan 1, 2010 - Holidays in Simi Valley, CA

Simi Valley, CA This was a special Christmas with Michelle and David flying in from AK. We spent the holidays with our niece Kristi and her family sharing good times. After Christmas, Michelle & Dianne took a side trip to Scottsdale, AZ. They went to visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous homes,Taliesin West, motivated by their reading the book "Loving Frank". They had a great time.

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Western US 2010

Dec 6, 2009 - Do you remember who our 40th President was?

What a busy week the CoCo Locomoto has had. We spent several hours at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley California. The Library is very big and we learned some interesting facts and saw many things about the former President. Can you name the airplane that the President flies on during his presidency? The "flying white house" is on display in the library and we got to tour the inside of the plane to see where the President's office was aboard the plane (and by the way there were Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in his office on...

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Apr 15, 2009 - Ronald Reagan Library

A great place to spend "Tax Day". The museum was very crowded and, according to one of the guides, is always busy on weekdays. At least 300 school children a week go through the museum to see the special exhibition of the Magna Carta. No photography was allowed in that area which is a real shame because the displays were very well done. Picture it : The year is 1215 and there sits a scribe painstakingly writing the words of this "Great Charter". After we saw the many displays we finally got to see the document itself. It is slightly faded...

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Feb 7, 2009 - The Reagan Presidential Library

February 7th 2009, We discussed what trip we could make that would be close to Van Nuys. I recalled watching the funeral of President Reagan and remembered that his Library is located somewhat close to us, if I'm correct it's actually closer then what I thought, We are within 50 miles (actually 31 miles !)so here we go. "The doors of this library are open now and all are welcome. The judgement of history is left to you, the people" Ronald Reagan 4 Nov 1991. The cost of this trip is about $12.00 per person. There are many permanent...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Day 12

We had an enormous seafood dinner last night to celebrate Sue’s birthday. Way too much food for me and I paid for it this a.m. We got away later than planned for the Reagan Library & Museum. Mandi and Sue took Miss Pearly with them, which did save us some time along the way. We took I-405 to the Reagan Library and passed intriguing streets along the way, streets like Sunset Blvd., Wilshire Blvd, Hollywood (we didn’t see the Hollywood sign on the hill) and other addresses we have heard about in movies and TV. When we finally got away from...

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Apr 21, 2008 - Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA

Today we spent the day in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The drive from Malibu was a beautiful drive through the Santa Monica Mountains. The location of the Library is on top of a mountain with gorgeous grounds and a valley view. The museum was very well done, especially if you are a Reagan fan! It is beautiful and provides a chronology on his life with emphasis on the Presidential years. We saw exhibits on: • Both Ronnie and Nancy’s lives • Love letters written by Ronnie to Nancy • Nancy’s gowns she wore...

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Mar 20, 2008 - Reagan Library

Thursday we visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. We had high expectations for this library given the experience that we had with the Nixon Library a few weeks ago. Surprisingly, this library was a bit of a disappointment, especially given that Reagan had been a recent, two term president. The library’s main focus was twofold: Airforce One which is on display here and the end of the Cold War for which Reagan was primarily responsible. The library began with a brief (emphasis on BRIEF) history of Reagan’s life leading up to the...

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