Feeling Presidential...

Happy Monday all and week of Thanksgiving, anyone getting their Thanksgiving pants out? (Please tell me some of you know the Friends reference that I am talking about). So on Saturday after getting some fresh hair, Sean and I intentional had a presidential Saturday. For years, when I would drive on the freeway known as the 57, there was a sign for Richard M. Nixon Birthplace Museum and Library but I never had the desire to visit the until last week. Then after the museum, Sean and I saw the movie, Lincoln, and yes that made up our presidential Saturday. We went from the President that resigned rather that be impeached to the President that fought very hard to get the 13th amendment passed, formally abolishing slavery in the United States. If you want to call me out on it, yes, I am a bit of political nerd, always have been, always will be. So nerdy in fact that in the first few moments of the movie, Lincoln, an American flag was being raised up on a flagpole and I noticed the flag had the 50 stars on it and was a historically inaccurate flag. YES, bit time nerd!
Both the museum and movie were very interesting and I would highly recommend both to anyone. Yesterday, while at the museum, we got to see a couple who had just gotten married at the library strolling the grounds taking their photos. And there might have been two huge blow-up swans, one swan with a top hat, the other swan with a veil. 

Some scenes from our presidential Saturday.







The museum and library grounds included the home that Nixon was born in


And the very helicopter that flew Nixon from Washington DC to California following his resignation from the Office of the President. The helicopter continued to be used by a few presidents following Nixon's resignation and when the helicopter was officially retired, it has been on loan to the Museum by the Marine Corps, which still owns it today.


I'm taking the rest of the week off from blogging, so have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Good thing I just finalized the Thanksgiving menu. Catch you next week!!
Also don't forget the ornament swap I am hosting with Alisha and Ashley!
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50 comments:

Jenna said...

I'm also a bit of a political nerd :) I've always been fascinated in the Nixon administration... would love to visit that museum one day!

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Jenna

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

How fun! Hubby and I wanted to see Lincoln this weekend but got tied up with house stuff. Glad to see you reccommend it though!

Makaila said...

So cool, thanks for sharing these pictures Meg! How interesting..

Enjoy your thanksgiving week doll!

Katie Hubly said...

What a fun way to spend a Saturday =) Enjoy getting ready for Thanksgiving!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I love your pink scarf! And quoting Friends is the true way to my heart! Ha!

Whitney of Washington said...

What a COOL day! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Gina said...

That's such a fun idea!! & your menu sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Oh my gosh, I love when Joey wears Phoebe's pregnancy pants for Thanksgiving! Is that the same year they have the Thanksgiving touch football game? I remember that was a funny episode. The Lincoln movie looks so good, I really want to see it!

Victoria said...

Enjoy your week off and Thanksgiving! Your weekend lookslike it was pretty fun. :) Love that little house, I don't even think I ever realized there was a museum about him.

Veronica Lee Burns said...

that sounds like a fun weekend. My husband and I were just talking about how we ought to tour historic places around our city.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

you were right down the street from me!!! How cool is the museum? I've been a couple of times, m senior year high school prom was in the library of the museum :) I want to see Lincoln soo bad!!

Amy said...

I would love to go there, it looks like so much fun...then again i'm a nerd like that! :)

Elsha Bodily said...

So fun! I would love to go see all those old campaign stuff-such a great post!

Mree said...

That museum looks amazing, would love to check that out one day! Big fan of history.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Alex said...

What a fun and patriotic weekend! And I love your outfit :) Enjoy your Thanksgiving girl!

REBrown said...

Very fun! And wow ---- those are some swans!

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, love the Friends reference. Your pink knit scarf is really cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Ashley said...

That's good that you notice things like that..I never would have.

I really want to see Lincoln!

And yes...I love that Friends episode..and yes I have my Thanksgiving pants ready to go!!

Linnea said...

I always meant to go there when I lived in California. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Michelle * Viva Revival said...

haha, I remember that Friends episode! Those swans are hilarious!

Courtney M said...

Have a fantastic thanksgiving!

Laurie said...

Fun! Looks like you guys had a great weekend.

Alexa said...

I am such a politics nerd - as you know! Loved the JFK library in Boston and I've been wanting to go to the Reagan one, heard it's really interesting too! :) And dying to see Lincoln!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wait 50 stars would be inaccurate though. Is that what you meant? :)

My senior prom was at Nixon Library. It was really pretty with the gardens. I've never seen the museum though. I need to! And I want to see Lincoln!

Kacie said...

Looks like a neat place to visit! I love your outfit!

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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This looks so fun. My son would love this. At 7 he loves history. And the swans. Hmmm, cute huh! I love weddings.

Lindsey said...

The Christmas Ornament swap sounds like so much fun! I'm in!!

Kristin said...

wanting to see that movie!! thanks for the review!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Of course I know what you mean by Thanksgiving Pants (yes, even me!!) ;) And yes, they are out and ready! :)

Love your outfit and it's great you had such a great weekend!!!!

Amanda Raborn said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

I'm also so glad I'm not the only one who has Thanksgiving pants... I could hug you for that!

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helen said...

thanksgiving pants! LOVE IT!!!!

livewithstyle-ewa said...

so nice post! Thanks for sharing!
would you like to follow each other?
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Eliza :: Case Study said...

I love how you're wearing those little boots! I have a black pair but I haven't been brave enough to wear them yet ;) Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo, eliza

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

What a fun day! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks like a fun day!

Jessica said...

Of course, I remember that episode of Friends! I actually love watching the Friends Thanksgiving episodes over the holiday!

Look like you two had a great Saturday. How did they manage to get the flag wrong!? Seriously that would have been one of the first things I would have checked!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from your new follower : )

Mimi said...

thanksgiving pants = i totally laughed out loud! ;)

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Helene said...

what a cool experience!!
have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Ali W. said...

This looks like so much fun. You look so darling too. I love your outfit! And I LOOOOVE the swans! That is hilarious! haha. And I got your reference too! lol.

Ashley said...

I will come to you for questions about past presidents, because I'm absolutely terrible with history... especially presidential history. Your Presidential Weekend looked like a lot of fun though.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Always Maylee said...

I love the Friends episode with the Thanksgiving pants! It looks like you had so much fun. Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Shia

meme-and-he said...

honestly, this sounds like a dream day. nerds unite!

E said...

Looks like a fun outing! I hope you had a wonderful vacation week. Happy Thanksgiving (belated)!

Allison said...

That looks like so much fun!! Seriously, my husband would love that too! I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
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la petite fashionista said...

i'm a total history nerd and I know I would love to do something like this with my boyfriend on the weekends :)

Kalie said...

I think that museum would be awesome. I enjoyed Lincoln as well - I really want to read the new book. Maybe over my Christmas break I will catch up on it!

Care said...

Love the happy pictures! Love your style, such a doll you are!

birdie to be said...

How fun! I love seeing brides walking around. So sweet. And I love your cute outfit!

Hilary Lane said...

Love your shoes!!