Tuesday, February 20, 2007

We Do President's Day




I can honestly say I have never actually celebrated President's day before, but the kids had the day off, and Robb needed a break, so he took the day off too. We decided to head down to Little Rock and visit the Clinton Presidential Library.

We're big fans of Presidential libraries: we've been the Kennedy, Ford, and Reagan. The Clinton was different in many ways...while there was GOBS of information on all his accomplishments (or stuff that was going to happen anyway that he got credit for, as we Republicans like to think), there was very little of his personal life showing. This was interesting considering that it was Clinton's humanity that was both his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. This was a great contrast to Reagan's library which really highlighted him as a person, not necessarily all of his accomplishments. I'm struck by the similarities, actually, between the Kennedy and the Clinton, which makes sense, considering his admiration for JFK.

It was not a particularly kid-friendly museum, and this was not really helped much by the fact that Mattie had a stomach ache and Vin was on his way to a miserable night with a high fever. The two of them didn't eat much the rest of the day and slept for most of the trip home....poor babies.

While it wasn't our FUNNEST TRIP EVER (nashville), it was a nice break from the routine and Robb especially felt better after having a day off (driving for 6 hours). And oh, yeah, because it was President's day, admission was free.

Here's a pic for Heidi:

7 comments:

courtney said...

sounds like more fun than the six loads of laundry I did in penance for the FANTASTIC weekend we had. Am I a bad American for not realizing it's Pres. Day, Flag Day et al until the mail doesn't go?

A said...

Yeah, pretty much spent the day at work till 11 then in the hospital waiting room during my mom's surgery. Not so much of a holiday.

Heidi said...

WHOA! That is sweet! I didn't realize there was a Chihuly there. It would have made for a perfect day for me = ) Thanks for posting!

klasieprof said...

WE LOVE DALE CHIHULY!! Saw part of his workshop in Seattle. WHat a guy. We've been to a couple shows of his,....just AMAXING stuff.

tammi said...

SWEET Chihuly piece.

sara said...

I love having days off or at least taking the moff

sara said...

ment to say 'them off' lol

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