Monday, March 16, 2015

The Last Day of Our Trip

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would show you the end of our little weekend trip. If you missed the first part you can click HERE to see it.
 We drove to Hyde Park, New York to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt's home and museum. We have visited a few other Presidential libraries and this one was on the list ever since we moved to New York.
 This is Franklin and Eleanor's home. This was an excellent guided tour! We were amazed at how well it was all maintained.
 As you can see, everything was covered up in snow.
 I won't bore you with a lot of words, I know that's hard for me. The lighting was not very good so I snapped the best I could.
Such lovely rooms and we were given lots of history info of guests and happenings. The above snap is of the carriage house. It was under construction so we weren't allowed to visit it.
 Had to show you a snap of my handsome Mr. Precious! Can you believe he's 70? I can not keep up with him! :)
 Elie and Frankie posed for a snap! :)
 After touring their home, we went into the Presidential Museum. It was all laid our perfectly and I received a larger history lesson than I had planned for! :) 
 This is FDR's library and his is the only library on display that was actually used by a President. It's not a very good snap, but I wanted to show his wheel chair. For those of you who are so young, FDR had polio and tried his best to keep it a secret from the public. He was a strong man, a strong President and his affliction didn't hinder his work for our country.
 I know all President's have their pets and this little Scottie, Fala, was the Roosevelt's beloved pooch. I don't know if you've seen the statue of FDR in Washington D.C., but little Fala is right by his side. FDR may be sitting in a wheelchair that is covered up with his cape. I believe America probably knew little Fala very well. There is another statue of him sitting visibly in a wheelchair. I have heard his family was against this monument as he wouldn't have wanted to be remembered sitting in a wheelchair.
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I took this picture from the web to show you how much little Fala meant to FDR. Now, this all was way before my time, just wanted to toss that out there! :)
 Needless to say, this was a day well spent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a few things which is always a good thing. And as we were walking to our car looky what I spied with my most gorgeous tiny eyes...
DEER! They were having a grand time walking around in the snow! Hope you've enjoyed going along with me on my little trip. Wishing you all a glorious day!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The President's Song

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison
Monroe, Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren,
Harrison, Tyler, Polk and Taylor,
Filmore, Pierce, Buchanan.

Lincoln, Johnson, Grant and Hayes,
Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison,
McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson.
Harding, Coolidge, Hoover.

Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy,
Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter.
Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and OBAMA

~ sung by children in the classroom