Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Canyon Lake and A Visit To Johnson Ranch

January 22, 2012

We spent this weekend at Potters Creek, a COE park on Canyon Lake. We had visitors Friday when Melinda and Chris came out.

Saturday, we went into San Antonio to have lunch with my parents and brother, Gary, and sister-in-law, Lisa. 

We planned to go to Johnson City on Sunday, but that morning was foggy and misty. We weren't sure if we would be able to go. However, about 2:00, the sun came out and we decided to make the 35 mile drive. We wanted to tour President Lyndon B. Johnson's Ranch. We had done that once before in the 80's. Since Mrs. Johnson passed away a few years ago, it is now possible to take a tour of the ranch house. There were a total of 6 of us that were taken through the house by a park ranger.  I remembering driving by the ranch when Johnson was President and it was neat to be able to go into the house now. We couldn't take pictures inside, but it was extremely interesting.

We saw his office, the kitchen where the staff was working to prepare dinner for President Kennedy the day he was assassinated. He was supposed to go to the Johnson Ranch that evening. We saw the dining room, living room, and their bedrooms. The top story of the house is not opened yet. There were lots of pictures and many of the things appeared to have changed little since he was presiden

Here's some pictures of the ranch house

The view from the front porch. That's the Pedernales River.

I had to have a picture of me in the swing that sits out between the house and the river.

The Presidential Jet used to take President Johnson to the ranch.

It was a great day to revisit a piece of history.

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