One of the cool things about Disneyland is their Main Street - they still have a Cinema, showing old Mickey Mouse cartoons - A working Silhouette Studio - old games in the Penny Arcade - and the Magic Shop - where a young Steve Martin once worked… High-res

One of the cool things about Disneyland is their Main Street - they still have a Cinema, showing old Mickey Mouse cartoons - A working Silhouette Studio - old games in the Penny Arcade - and the Magic Shop - where a young Steve Martin once worked…

On our western adventure a few weeks ago we drove by the Walt Disney Studios - got out and looked through the gate - a security guard came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he asked my daughter if she can name all the dwarfs holding up the building - and she nailed it - we could see some of the older buildings in the back from Walt Disney’s days - I wish they did tours - how epic would that be…

Day 2 of our travels in Cali - we made the trip to the Ronald Reagan Library - this is where I lose all my tolerant and open minded liberal friends - oh well - it was great - we got to see an amazing chunk of the Berlin Wall - walk onto the Air Force One used by 7 presidents from Nixon to W - there was a recreation of the Oval Office - lots of artifacts from when Reagan was a kid to actor to Governor to President to after - there was a terrifying section about the assassination attempt - even exhibits about Iran Contra - it was interesting watching video of Reagan speaking to the American people about Iran Contra - he took full responsibility because it happened on his watch - it was quite the spin but a stark contrast to the way Clinton and Obama have behaved and communicated during their scandals - anyway - the library is on stunning grounds up in the mountains with beautiful views - when we got there a speech was getting ready to start from a recent Medal of Honor recipient - so we went to see it - it was amazing - Clinton Romesha got the medal for his actions during the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan - he told his story - which was horrifying, of course - during his story he said “Sucks Ass” - which was awesome - considering the setting and company - it was quite the experience…