Chris and I both enjoy dabbling in American History. Visiting presidential libraries and museums is a wonderful way to learn more about a particular time slice of this wonderful country.
Franklin Roosevelt was president during two major world crises. He came into office at the beginning of the Great Depression. Europe and Asia were on the brink of World War II. Presidential powers were used to great effect throughout his time in office. Roosevelt was elected four times. He was confined to a wheel chair, a victim of Polio. Franklin died before the war ended.
He was born into affluence, but became a champion of the common population. His wife, Eleanor, was a prolific writer and proponent of feminist causes. Lots of interesting stories.
There is much more to see in Hyde Park. We just got a taste – and a reason to return.
Long Beach Island New Jersey
When people ask me where I grew up, I usually tell them I never did!
LBI is where I spent all of my high school years. It is truly a special place. Many of my friends and family are still in the area.
Hurricane Bill was stirring up the surf. The waves were coming up to the dune line and the lifeguards had to move their chairs to higher ground. Here they are bringing the chair back down to the beach.
We went out for a paddle on the bay. And then a short swim. Odie was the first to get wet. Refreshing!
Sunsets are often spectacular over the bay.
Thanks to my long time friend and dive buddy, Jimmy L. for allowing us to stay with him on LBI. And Happy Birthday!