Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Because Adam and I are two geeks mixed with a pinch of nerd (and big old history buffs at that, heck we went to Washington D.C. for the HISTORY for our honeymoon), we decided to check out the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda this weekend. I love presidential history, and I can spurt out so many random factoids on the presidents. Did you know that George Washington was a brilliant dancer?  Or that Ulysses S. Grant received a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast? I bet you didn't, but if you did know that I think we should so meet for coffee sometime and revel in our combined history nerdom.

The museum was huge, and it took us three hours to get through it all! But of course, it was because we had to read absolutely everything. Adam's favorite exhibits were Nixon's Marine One helicopter (the one he left the White House in after he resigned) and all the space stuff. There was also an exhibit which housed all the keys to the cities Nixon was given, and when Adam saw that the key to the home of his beloved Green Bay Packers was there, he was uber excited. I enjoyed seeing the home Nixon was born in, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and the Watergate exhibit.

I hope everyone enjoyed their labor day weekend as much as we did!

Song of the Day: Soldier by Ingrid Michaelson


  1. Looks like you had a fun day out! Love going to museums and galleries - fun way to educate yourself! Also, Nixon's house is cute!

  2. This looks amazing! I'm an American history dork (probably not as much as you, but pretty decent considering I'm from the UK!) and I'd love to be able to go to all of the presidential libraries and birthplaces. I think it would be such a great life achievement!

  3. This is great! I was just telling my husband I wish we could take an adult "refresher" course of American History. I'll be in DC soon and will try to make time to check this out. Glad you guys had fun!


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