George H. Bush Library, College Station, TX

Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
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Trip End Jun 30, 2013


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday, March 9 – We left Galveston Island State Park around 7 am and headed for Houston. Since it was a Saturday we thought we could take Interstate 45 right through the downtown part of the city (not bad).  Continued up to College Station and stopped at the George H. Bush Presidential Library.  This is an excellent library.  The layout, displays, pictures, films were all very good.  Met a staff member in the Oval Office from Woonsocket, RI and she talked about living in Texas and how her whole family – children, grandchildren are all moving in the next six months from RI to here.  She loves it and fewer taxes.

    One of the displays was about Desert Storm and you are in a bunker and the war was going on with sounds and pictures like you were really there.  What a feeling!  I could never have been in the military.  The older Bush really has had an amazing life – College athlete, war hero, oil man, ambassador to UN, CIA director, Senator, President etc.  The list just goes on and on. 

   The President and his wife have an apartment on the grounds and are often seen walking around.  The staff said they are so nice and friendly.  They now have a burial site on the grounds and have already moved the body of their daughter Robin who died at age three from cancer.  They will be buried here!

   Outside the Library is a sculpture that was created from a dream when the Berlin Wall came down.  It is quite impressive with the horses breaking over the wall crumbling and the graffiti written on the wall like it was.

   We were in the Library for over three hours and then moved on to our campground about eight miles up the road. We drove through the Texas A & M University grounds when we left since the Library is on land donated by the University.  Saw the stadium where the top football player in the country played this year.   This campus is huge with mostly modern buildings – impressive.   Tomorrow we will be heading towards Austin for a two day stay.  George's cousin Cynthia Plante from North Smithfield (forgot her married name) lives there but so far she has not responded to our email about seeing her and going out to lunch or dinner.  We will be staying at a campground right downtown and plan to visit the LBJ Presidential Library, the Capitol, and University of Texas and take in some bike riding and music.  Austin has bike trails all over the city!

Review of campground: Saturday, March 9 – Primrose Lane M.H. and RV Park, Bryan/College Station

This park gives discounts for Good Sam and Passport America so we only paid $16 for the night.  It is hard to find it on a GPS but if you follow their directions and take Woodville Road exit off of hwy 6 and follow their blue signs you will be fine.  There are two parks here an RV and a Motor Home.  Most seem to be here full time.  I think a lot of campers are either students or work for Texas A & M.  The sites are close together, have 30 &50 amps, pets are welcome, cable TV, wireless internet and a swimming pool.  The woman checking us in was very nice and informative.  The RV park has 140 sites.  It is very close to Texas A & M University and the Presidential Library of George H. Bush (must stop).
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Phyllis on

hi,so glad to read your blog,I know you can't be missing all this snow.rain and everybit of winter weather.well you certainly know how to right your own book.don,t forget set your clock ahead..we all miss you,take care.Phyllis

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