S: ALEC trip to the Reagan Ranch, Conference Center and Library
BC: The End
FC: ALEC Tax Reform Forum Santa Barbara, CA October 13 - 15, 2011 Representative Barbara Sears Representative John Adams Representative Cliff Rosenberger | The Reagan Ranch Conference Center and Library
1: President Reagan allowed the press to come to the ranch for just a few events... In 1981 after a spirited debated on Captiol Hill the Democratic Congress passed the President's tax cut. | The | The Reagan Conference Center
3: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" President Ronald Reagan's August, 1961 to the people of West Berlin
4: In 1983, Mrs Reagan, concerned about President Reagan's safety...together with friends brought him a blue Jeep as a birthday gift. The red jeep remained in the barn!
8: Pictures of the Ranch
9: The views from the outside of the Reagan Ranch
10: President and Mrs Reagan had a great sense of humor. Evidence... the front door | The address was changed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
11: Everything in the house was left pretty much as is... It gave a very personal look at the couple. | President Reagan enlarged the Ranch from 990 to 1600 square feet
12: Comfortable and personal, the home welcomes you.
13: Not much of a drinker - President Reagan favorite drink...a screwdriver | When at the Ranch, he often sat here or on the front porch table to review documents and make calls
14: Simple and perfect
15: Their Bedroom
16: Simple and perfect | Top: The shower head was a liberty bell Middle: one pair of riding pants, three riding shirts six pair of boots Can't think of anything else... Bottom: a leather bible cover given to Mrs. Reagan
17: He loved to work in his workshop and on the property...the chainsaw was often used to cut down trees, he liked clear paths and Mrs Reagan liked the ranch at 80 year around | President Reagan wanted to work at Wards Department store as a young man - thought it would be a stable job. He often bought Ward's equipment
18: The Tack Room with maps of the trails
19: President Reagan loved to ride, generally riding both in the morning and the afternoon. This was a real issue for the Security Serivce, who didn't ride. President Reagan would ready Mrs Reagan's horse, then ring the barn bell and she would head up to the barn.
20: The Security Service worked hard to see everything at the ranch without the President and Mrs Reagan always seeing them. | Much of the Restricted Areas were wither empty now or closed off and used for current purposes...
21: The View from the heliport was amazing. The day we were there the clouds were below us as you looked to the west and the ocean.
22: The Library A personal look into the Whitehouse years
23: Reflections at the final resting spot
24: Farewell to a nation. His last public speech | One of the rare times he invited the media to the Ranch
25: The view from the Presidential Library
26: The Oval Office
28: The Gift Room rows and rows of gifts... My favorite - the Brass Balls - The inscriptions says "In case you need another pair"
29: Never ending gifts to a loved President
30: The tools of the President's security
32: I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life." Ronald Wilson Reagan