Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bush Presidential Library

I had such a fun day today.  Went with my niece and her two boys to the Bush Presidential Library.  Had been meaning to get over there since it opened but this was really perfect timing.  Due to weather conditions (which were really non-existent today), it was SO not crowded AND they also had a special Christmas exhibit so SCORE!!  There are several photos I will share so just be forewarned....




I liked the quotes from President Bush in the first two pictures, thought the next picture of Laura in her red dress was so pretty.  Then some images from 911.  Big twisted steel beams from one of the towers, walls with names of all of those who perished as a result of the attack and a photo of President Bush at ground zero with the bullhorn.  I vividly remember that day, where we were watching as the attack unfolded.  My husband was an air traffic controller at the time and they were charged with the task of emptying the skies of all aircraft in record time--a job they managed very professionally.  The last photo is a picture of one of the boys (he's kinda dark as no flash photography was allowed) in front of one of the Christmas trees from the White House just after 911.  The Christmas decorations that year were not seen by the general public as the White House was still closed after the attack.  So it was nice to be able to see it here.

I will post a few more photos tomorrow from our visit.  It is a beautifully done Presidential library.  We asked about the Bushes and how often they showed up.  We were told about once a month but I knew today would not be one of them as they were just in South Africa for the Mandela tribute/memorial service.

1 comment:

Carrie P. said...

Hey Sherrill,
for some reason when I responded to your comment it came back to my.
You asked about the gingerbread men on my blog. Yes, I did make them using wool and vintage rick rack.