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We had a chance to unwind and unplug this weekend, regrouping for Life Without Dawg and decided now is a good time to tackle some of the bucket list places we want to see. So Road Trip it is, mid-June’ish.
Shanksville, PA, The Flight 93 National Memorial
Shanksville is only about 5.5 hours from Bedford so if we start off this way, we basically get nowhere on Day One. We could drive another three hours or so and get to Columbus, but that would only be to find the nearest Hampton Inn. We have nothing planned to see in Columbus, just a means to get farther along to the next stop.
Bentonville, Arkansas to see Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
My sister and her husband saw the museum the year it opened (maybe two years ago) and loved it but when they were there, work had not been completed on the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman Wilson House. That is done now and one of the main reasons I want to see the museum.
But the real real reason for the road trip is my goal of visiting every Presidential Library. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know why, other than I love history and love things presidential. The only library I’ve been to is Nixon’s, and that was a few years ago, maybe even PB, pre-blog.
So after Bentonville, next stop is Little Rock, AR and the Clinton Library. Thankfully, it’s only the William Jefferson Clinton presidential library. Phew. Dodged a bullet there.
I’m guessing the Blue Dress is not among the library exhibits? It should be since it brought about his impeachment, right?
From Arkansas, we drive to Texas, wanting to see Waco and Dallas.
Waco for the Magnolia Market at the Silo buildings (you must watch HGTV Fixer Upper to know Magnolia) and walk Baylor campus. Poor Waco still gets the bum rap from this….when the FBI was badass!
Dallas for the Bush Presidential Library at SMU. George’s Library seems the least affected, not to monument to self as the Clinton one. Nixon’s was very low key too.
I’d love to see Reagan’s library the most, everyone who has been there has raved, but that means a trip to California and Simi Valley is in nowheresville, between LA and Santa Barbara. That’ll require a separate trip.
So that’s it. We haven’t decided in what direction we’ll do all those things, maybe just drive the farthest first, to Waco, then come back leisurely. Maybe not quite ten days but more than a week. Doable? Who’s coming along?
Any suggestions, deletions, comments?