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The Texas White House (part 1)

By on Sep 3, 2012 in Presidents | 0 comments

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that is very true of our trip to the Texas White House, home of our 36th president Lyndon Baines Johnson.

You don’t just tour LBJ’s house when you visit: you see a working ranch with livestock, a schoolhouse, an airplane hangar and landing strip, lots of old cars, a state park and a national park with a river running through it, all accompanied by a driving tour CD with soundbites and era-appropriate music.

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Papa Bush’s Library (Part 2)

By on Jul 3, 2012 in Presidents | 0 comments

“For the first time ever at a presidential library, you can sit behind the most powerful desk in the world,” declares the brochure from the George Bush Library and Museum. By traveling to College Station, Texas, you can sit in the “Seat of Power” in an Oval Office replica!

At Papa Bush’s (as my mom calls him) museum, you can get a souvenir photo for just over $10, I think. Or you can pay a small fee ($5 the day we visited) to have your camera “commissioned” to the museum for personal photos. We were all over that!

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