Friday, May 19, 2006

Vacation in Simi Valley

A couple of weeks ago Erin and I decided that we hadn't gone anywhere fun in awhile. We just sat at home on the weekends studying and working on our projects. We wanted to go to Solvang at first but with last minute planning there were no rooms available. So we decided to go to Simi Valley and visit the Reagan Presidential Library. Reagan was the president for the majority of my youth, so when I think of what a president should be I usually compare it to him. The Library is on top of a hill in a beautiful valley that is quickly becoming cluttered with high-priced homes. Our highlight was walking through Reagan's personal Air Force One aircraft. They had it standing on stilts in a gigantic room also filled with his presidential helicopter, limousine, and motorcade.
For our hotel we used hotwire for the first time. I will never use them again. Their three star was way worse than a priceline 2 and a half star. The room had a strange musty smell and the bed wasn't very comfortable. Erin started tossing and turning at around 2am and started bugging me so that I would feel the misery also. I brought out my trusty Little House on the Praire DVD's and we watched an episode on my laptop. She was able to sleep soundly afterward.
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3 comments:

Rachel said...

I would highly recommend Solvang for a weekend getaway. Mike took me there for our first anniversay and we had a blast. We went on a short hike to a waterfall and shopped and ate! I wanted to go to the Santa Inez Mission but Mike wasn't interested as that is where he grew up and didn't see the draw. Since I don't teach California History anymore I guess I won't be visiting any Missions afterall. There isn't a lot to do there so we also spent a day in Santa Barbara. Oh, ther eis the Chumash Casino too, but again there was no interest form either of us.

Tara said...

I guess we're all having shady hotel stories...

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