A California Christmas

I had an entirely different post planned for today but the magnificent views from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library changed all that.

My daughter and I went to see the display ” A California Christmas ” which included 23 trees festooned with themes about cities and regions of the Golden State, they were lovely and fun.


We were treated to this sunny vista from the patio dining area during our lunch.


Then we found out Santa Claus is piloting the freshly restored Marine One Helicopter for the season!

This is the very vehicle that served the Johnson administration forward through the Reagan Presidency and into the George Bush Sr. White House. We were invited to take a walk through tour of both Air Force One and Marine One, awe inspiring seems too small a term for the feeling of history surrounding you as you walk the very aisle LBJ trod and see the galley where in flight meals were prepared according to a menu planned by Nancy Reagan.


The sun was just setting in a blazing swath across the hills toward the Pacific ocean as we walked out through “Gipper’s Grove” toward the parking lot. This was a very nice Tuesday in Southern California.

See more of the sky above us all @: http://skyley.blogspot.com/

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4 thoughts on “A California Christmas

  1. Santa piloting Marine One is pretty funny!

  2. Great shots. I especially liked the top one with the lighting falling the way it did.

  3. I went to the FDR library this summer, and now I want to go to them all!
    ROG, ABC W

  4. Wonderful sky in your last photo……. and I love the idea of Santa piloting a helicopter!

    Happy Weekend,

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