Monday, April 25, 2011


Monday, April 25 - Time to pull-out of Escapee Day's End. One last picture of the RV port being built across the street......It's done but the owners haven't moved back in yet.


We headed west to College Station, Texas. We are staying overnight at Primrose Lane RV Park in nearby Bryan, TX. This isn’t the most beautiful of campgrounds but the price is right…$14/night, Passport America discount. The pull-thru is really long but are a bit unleveled. The hostess was really nice and helpful.

A bit tight on the passenger side.




Looking down our road.


Our way out.


First stop is the George H Bush Presidential Library and Museum.


What a beautiful facility and surrounding grounds here on the campus of Texas A&M.

It was a bit breezy for our visit. Notice the flags.


Pond out back.



This sculpture is called The Day The Wall Came DownA Monument to Freedom done by Veryl Goodnight.


The exhibit galleries trace his life from his years as a young boy, to his years as a Navy hero and world leader.

While exploring the museum, we viewed a real WWII Avenger Torpedo Bomber similar to the one flown by President Bush during the war.


His was shot down in the Pacific. There is a replica of his Camp David Office,


the Oval Office,


and the Situation Room where Desert Storm was directed.


The museum spans a total of 17,000 square feet. With fascinating exhibits documenting George Bush's leadership during times of crisis, including the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Gulf War. The importance of family, friends and politics are a part of the museum's colorful story, while the overall theme of the museum is the nobility of public service exemplified by the lives of George and Barbara Bush.

Remember this famous jump on his 80th birthday.


You can explore items ranging from a 1925 film of George Bush's first steps in Kennebunkport, Maine, to records and memorabilia from his tenure as the 41st President of the United States.

We saw this flyer from one of his campaigns. Read what they were serving. Sounds like our type of party.


Paul is giving up on his bid as President. He will be making his announcement some time soon.


Both of us couldn’t resist telling George how they felt about his Presidency. Marsha seems to using a little of her female persuasion.


Paul is just telling it like it is. George seems to be taking it well.


In addition, a special section is dedicated to former First Lady Barbara Bush. There is a special display titled “The Heart Truth.....Red Dress Collection. This is a display of red dresses worn by famous ladies in honor of Ladies Heart Disease.

The one is front is Michelle Obama, and the one next to her is Roselyn Carter.


Barbara Bush and Laura Bush


Marsha didn’t know this display was here but wore the right color for the visit.


The Bush gravesite is on the grounds. One fact that neither of us knew was that George and Barbara lost their daughter, Robin, at three years old to Leukemia.  




We spent several hours in the Library and could have easily spent several more hours----I think Marsha was being kind to Paul and avoided reading EVERY WORD of EVERY DISPLAY!!! Thanks Marsha! Ha! Ha!! We enjoyed our visit and would recommend to if you're ever in the Texas A&M area.

We visited the Texas A&M campus but will report on that in a future blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!