Beverly Hills and beyond …

Today was a little bit different to your normal tourist type day in Los Angeles. We headed north towards Simi Valley and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Rachael wanted to do Beverly Hills along the way so we did a “mainy” along Rodeo Drive before stopping for photos at the Beverly Hills sign.

The kids wanted to see some of the stars homes so did some driving around the roads looking at fences and security cameras – that is about all you can see of them. šŸ™

It was then onto Simi ValleyĀ but not before stopping at In-n-Out Burger for lunch. ItĀ wasn’tĀ long before we were heading up Presidential Drive to theĀ Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. What a great spot for this library with some great views to the north and west.

Prior to this visit, we only had a general knowledge of Ronald Reagan and this was certainly an interesting place to visit and find out a lot more. He certainly was a remarkable man. No wonder a lot of Americans would like him back. The kids got a lot out of it especially Rachael who read just about every panel during the walk through.

A highlight of the visit was to get to go aboardĀ Air Force One. Of course this is not the current one but the Air Force One that flew from 1973 to 2001. This one is a Boeing 707 which had the callsign SAM 27000. It is not as big as theĀ currentĀ Boeing 747’s but they still jammed as much into it as they could.

We stuck around until closing time, checking out the section of the Berlin Wall and Ronald Reagan’s grave.

It had been a long day and the plan was to head over toĀ MalibuĀ for dinner at Paradise Cove but not tonight – it will have to wait for another time. Time to make the long slog back to Anaheim.

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