|Ronald and Nancy Reagan's Ranch Address|
We were met at the main gate by the Ranch Caretaker, George Thompson. He was such a kind man who took his time to show us nearly every inch of the 680 acres. As soon as we left the main road, we were on "Pennsylvaia Avenue," and the Reagan's address (as it ws in Washinton DC) was "1600."
An interesting anecdote, was told by his personal body guard on the ranch, John Barletta. Sam Donaldson was at the Tax Bill signing and asked President Reagan if he was going to sell the ranch any time soon. The President replied, "You can't sell heaven!" He loved his ranch.
Inside, the decor and furnishings spoke so much about who the man and his lady were. Reagan loved the west and he loved his horses. And the western style of his ranch told the story. I loved it.
There was such a calm inside the house as we walked from room to room. Every nook and crany said, This is where Reagan lived. This is the story of the man.
I will continue our Reagan adventure with my next post, as we visit the amazing Reagan Library in Simi Valley.