The home is now part of the National Park Service. When you arrive, you need to get a driving permit from the visitor's center. It is free. Mom is not sure why you really need one. The folks watched a half hour video on the ranch before they drove through it.
The one thing that the video showed and the folks thought was neat was a dam that Johnson would drive on. It looked like he was disappearing in the water. The folks were able to take photos of it, but it is more impressive in the video when you see Johnson driving on it.
|See how it looks like the road goes into the water?|
|This is it from the other side.|
|School house that Johnson attended.|
|The family cemetery is on site. Lady Bird is on the right and LBJ is on the left.|
|It is still a working ranch.|
|This is where the secret service worked.|
|House where the Secret Service lived. It is close to the President's house.|
|Wagon that was used to serve Chuck Wagon dinners to guests.|
|An attempt at a photo of the house.|
|It was difficult to get a good picture of the house and this lady didn't help.|
The kitchen has a pecan pie on the stove. The pie was being made for Mrs. Kennedy who had never had pecan pie. The Kennedy's were supposed to have dinner there but never made it because JFK was killed that day. The cook had the TV on in the kitchen on and learned of the shooting of JFK while making the pie.
Visitors are allowed to tour the bedrooms of LBJ and Lady Bird. LBJ died in his bedroom at the age of 64. He called the Secret Service for help, but he could not be saved. He had heart problems. He died just ten years after Kennedy.
|This the view from the house of the river. It is beautiful!|
|See the Presidential seal? It was used for parties.|
|Guests were asked to put their names in concrete when they visited the ranch.|
|A view of the house from across the river.|
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