17 December, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY from Saint Louis, Missouri

Taken from the Metro train in August when we were attending the Airport Purchasing Group Conference in Saint Louis. I really liked this shot of the stadium against the brilliant blue sky.

Be sure to check out SkyWatch Friday . It's where I go to visit skies from around the world on a weekly basis. Do stop by when you have a chance.

16 December, 2009

Highlights of Visit to The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum-Yorba Linda, California

Fountain at entrance to the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Reflecting pond

The pergola that Tricia Nixon-Cox was married under in the Rose Garden of White House in 1971.

House where President Nixon was born in 1913. It has been fully restored.

Army One/Marine One
Helicopter was called either Army One or Marine One depending on who was piloting it

In 1972, I was old enough to vote for the first time. I was very active with the Republican Party in the 43rd Assembly District and worked as a Youth for Nixon campaigner. Not only did I work registering young voters, I attended many events and worked the precincts getting out the vote. The highlight of my summer was attending the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. It was a momentious occasion for a young person and I met many of the movers and shakers of the day including: President Nixon, Vice President Agnew, Howard Baker, Henry Kissenger and Ronald Reagan. Somewhere in my historical paperwork I have a picture taken of me with both President Nixon and Vice President Agnew. A very nice Secret Service agent took the picture for me.

President Nixon's policy that opened the door with China encouraged me to travel there in the early 80s. Needless to say, it was a momentious trip that, I will never forget.