Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Eisenhower Presidential Library

Two hours were allocated for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, if we were to make it to the Flying W Ranch for dinner in Colorado Springs.

That's not enough for a history buff but plenty of time for Mr. Intensity.

There were lots of things I learned from the Abilene, Kansas stop. A few of the most noteworthy are:

- Eisenhower's boyhood home is still there on the grounds. In fact, it was memorialized in 1945, when his mother died. Eight years before he became president, the Eisenhower Foundation was established.
- Wedding cake can survive for years, at least 80. See evidence below.

There's a piece of the Eisenhowers' cake in the bottom right of the picture, above. Also pictured is Mamie's wedding dress.

- Last, but not least, I learned that little boys much prefer climbing trees than visiting museums.

2 comments:

John and Pam said...

I'm glad you got to go. Someday you can retell JI all the things he saw while he was waiting to go climb a tree!

reprehriestless warillever said...

I have some (non-digital) pictures of Super Grover enjoying the Eisenhower site on our cross-country trek in 1999. I may have to compile all of the pictures we have taken of that stuffed creature in various places.

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