College Station, TX

Today we ventured to College Station, Texas, home of the Aggies to visit the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library. At the library we learned all about Bush’s life. When he was a young pilot in the Navy, his TBM crashed after taking enemy anti-aircraft fire. He was the only one who survived bailing out in the water and he was stranded for a few hours. During that time, a few Japanese boats were trying to get to him but another plane was able to turn them away. Eventually, a US submarine emerged from the water to rescue him.

When he returned home from the war, he met his future wife and married her soon after. Later, he ran for senate and ended up serving in many political positions including CIA Director and Ambassador to China. During his race to presidency he was at the bottom but when Ronald Reagan won he made Bush his Vice President. After Reagan left the Whitehouse, Bush ran for the presidency and won.

Throughout his life he wanted to parachute again, this time for fun. He has been skydiving many times with the Army Black Knights skydiving team, most recently four years ago for his 90th birthday!

For lunch we went to Hullabaloo, a diner that was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.” My dad and I had the Redneck Philly which was a Philly cheese steak with 1/2 of a pound of beef and bacon. My mom and my brother had the green chili burger which was a burger inside of 2 tortillas and smothered in green chili sauce. It was a great day trip in Texas.(AT)

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