George H. Bush Library, College Station, TX
Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
102Trip End Jun 30, 2013
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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 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
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).